John Penny is a mentor and professor of critical studies in the MFA in Studio Art program at MICA. He currently has a solo exhibition, entitled John Penny: Stillness, at Elon University’s Gallery 406.
Much recent attention, particularly in Europe, has been given to the question of “drawing research.” Penny sees his work and interests as being intrinsically bound up in this area. His current research is centered on the idea of “drawing with materials” – an interest that sources sculpture rather than painting to construct this area of work.
John Penny: Stillness is on view from February 10th – March 11th, 2014, with an opening reception and artist talk on February 10th. For more information about the exhibition, visit the Elon University website.