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Sculptural Drawings

Ross Webber 

September 2 - September 28, 2017

Sculptures are wonderful models. They never move and they never complain that they are tired or cold. You can walk around them, get up close and sometimes even touch them without fear of a law suit or slap in the face. They come in a wide range of styles from the baroque to the modern and present a variety of artistic challenges.

Drawing and painting have been lifelong avocations for Webber. In anticipation of retiring, he enrolled in courses in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where he studied for five years. There he was introduced to Sculptural Drawing in a marvelous course in Cast Drawing. The drawings in this show are based on fountains and monuments in countries that he has visited in recent years. All are drawn with graphite pencil on 11 x 14 inch 80 pound paper.

Ross Webber is Emeritus Professor of Management in the Wharton School where he taught organizational behavior for over forty years and served as Department Chair. From 1981 to 1986, Webber was Vice President of the University for Development and University Relations. He is a past President of the Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty.

Webber previous shows in the Burrison Gallery include Faces and Places (2008) and A Wandering Eye: Urban Landscapes (2011). In addition, his paintings and drawings have been exhibited in the Burrison’s Annual Members’ Show, as well as in PAFA student shows and at the Markheim Art Center in Haddonfield, NJ.

A reception will be held on Friday, September 8 from 4 to 6 PM.

The Burrison Gallery is located in the University Club at Penn on the 2nd floor of The Inn at Penn, 3611 Walnut Street, and is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.