AJU Drawing Exhibition Showcases the Work of Denice Bartels and Joyce Cutler-Shaw

The work of Joyce Cutler-Shaw and Denice Bartels offers a contrast between the “real” and the “ideal” in a drawing exhibition opening Sunday, June 6 th at the University of Judaism 's Platt and Borstein Galleries.

Joyce Cutler-Shaw approaches “drawing as a way of knowing” with her linear explorations of the human body through its life cycle from studies of newborns to the aging, which will be on view. She looks at the body as a mysterious territory for rediscovery and, through newer imaging technologies, a frontier. Her newest works, the Bodyscapes, in drawings and a DVD “movie” of hand-drawn images emerge from her ongoing role as the first Artist in Residence, Visiting Scholar at the University of California , San Diego School of Medicine. 


Denice Bartels' idealistic tonal drawings recall Greek and Roman myths, an ancient world. Their appeal lies in allusions to the inner lives of their characters. Bartels examines these tacit dramas about life which present clues to the substances of our own myths.

The works of Joyce Cutler-Shaw and Denice Bartels will be exhibited from June 6 th through Sept. 3 rd at the University of Judaism 's Platt and Borstein Galleries. Exhibition hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; The public is invited to the opening reception for the artists from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 6 th .
For more information or to arrange a docent tour, please call (310) 476-9777, Ext. 201.