Hanes Gallery Presents "Esther Gruber: With But Beyond The Eye"
"With But Beyond The Eye" is a selection of visionary drawings by Swiss artist Esther Gruber.
For years the octogenarian Switzerland resident has filled sketchbooks with drawings, many of which are being shown for the first time. Her work incorporates elements of fantasy with narratives that sometimes come from dreams, and the worlds of literature and music. Curator Paul Bright writes that Gruber’s “drawings often hint at a mythic, non-modern world, one that seems to lie not very far beneath the well-designed and highly organized surfaces that the word Swiss typically connotes, but is brought forth by Gruber’s work."
"With But Beyond The Eye" drawings by Esther Gruber opens November 2nd in the Scales Fine Arts building on the Wake Forest University campus. David Ford spoke with Hanes Gallery director Paul Bright.