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UW-Eau Claire Professor's Drawing to Be
Exhibited in Manitowoc Art Exhibition

RELEASED: March 27, 2009

Scott Robertson's drawing Iron Mike
Drawing "Iron Mike" by Scott Robertson

EAU CLAIRE — An ink drawing by Scott Robertson, professor of art in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's department of art & design, has been accepted into the Wisconsin Artists Biennial at the Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc. The exhibition will run May 17 through July 12.

The juror for the show was Mark Pascale, associate curator of prints and drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago. He chose 80 works from 576 enteries.

Robertson said the drawing, titled "Iron Mike," is part of a series of portraits based on natural forms that are repeated, creating a complex pattern.

"'Iron Mike' is the term Navy divers use in affectionately referring to their deep sea diving suits, which I thought was appropriate given the image," Robertson said. "I was also interested in how the process creates symmetry that creates a new structural form."

The Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc is housed in a Victorian mansion that was donated to the city in 1941 for use as a museum and civic center. In 1975, a modern exhibition wing was added, and in 1986 another wing was constructed for the exhibition and storage of the museum's permanent collection of American art. The Rahr Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the museum is affiliated with the American Association of Museums.

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