January 20, 2004
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-Carol Keller, a visiting lecturer in fine arts at Amherst College and a cross-disciplinary artist in many media, will show drawings, sculpture and collage in The Drawn Idea: Sculpture and Drawing, from Jan. 20 to Feb. 27 at the Eli Marsh Gallery in Fayerweather Hall at Amherst College. Keller will give a gallery talk at a reception on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 4:30 p.m.

Katherine French, the director of Montserrat College of Art Galleries, is the curator of The Drawn Idea, in collaboration with the artist. The Drawn Idea presents a body of Keller's drawings, sculpture and collage from 1991 to 2001, exploring the sculptor's search for form using many methods and materials over time and the interplay of abstract and representational elements.

Currently teaching sculpture at Amherst College, Keller has also been a visiting artist in residence at the Bogliasco Foundation in Italy. Cate McQuaid at the Boston Globe says Keller is an artist who lets her pieces speak for their "complex, fragile selves."

Represented by the Nielsen Gallery, Boston, Keller has been featured in numerous exhibitions and has received many awards, including a Guggenheim Foundation Award and an Ingraham Merrill Award. The works in The Drawn Idea: Sculpture and Drawings by Carol Keller appear courtesy of the artist and Nielsen Gallery. The Artist's Resource Trust of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation supported this project, with additional support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

The Eli Marsh Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and for this exhibition on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery will remain open for the gallery talk and reception on February 5.