Skip to main content
Expand AU Menu

Museum | Exhibitions

Beverly Ress:
The World Is a Narrow Bridge

November 7 through December 13, 2015


Beverly Ress, Phantom, 2010.
Colored pencil on paper, mounted on gessoed canvas, cut, folded, sewn.
In the collection of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. 


Diary of a Trilogy

Beverly Ress, Primary Birds, 2013.
Colored pencil on paper, cut, twisted, reattached.
Courtesy of the artist. 



Over the past several years Beverly Ress has focused on drawing objects collected by natural history and medical museums, then manipulating the paper on which they're drawn. Her closely observed renderings of objects combine with the abstract paper manipulations to create a contemporary form of memento mori.


Click here to view a Periscope recording of Beverly Ress' Gallery Talk from November 21, 2015 in the AU Museum

Read the Reviews:

HyperAllergic, December 7, 2015

The Washington Post, December 4, 2015