Suburban Journals: The Sketchbooks, Drawings and Prints of Charles Ritchie

  January 31 – March 27, 2005

This exhibition presents recent work by Maryland artist Charles Ritchie. The sketchbooks, drawings, and prints trace Ritchie's creations from journal conceptions as watercolor and pen and ink, through independent sheets in various drawing media, to a range of possibilities as prints. The works span a twenty-year period and reveal the artist's increasing sophistication in representation.

The exhibition is organized by the Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond and is curated by Richard Waller, Executive Director, University Museums, in collaboration with the artist.

An artist lecture will accompany the show, as well as a full-color 72-page catalog with an extended dialogue between the artist and novelist/critic Peter Turchi.