Eleanor Dickinson Exhibit at GTU Adams Gallery

August 19, 2019

Two of her life-size line drawings will be exhibited as part of “Beyond Words – art inspired by sacred texts” at the Graduate Theological Union – Doug Adams Gallery (2465 LeConte Avenue, Berkeley, CA), 5 September – 13 December 2019. Please come to the opening reception Thursday, 5 September 5-7 pm. The works to be shown are “Adam” and “Eve,” created in 1967 for the Temple Gallery, at Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco.

Statement about the work:
My mother, Eleanor Creekmore Dickinson, was interested in art and religion all of her life. An early exhibit was the 1967 Old Testament figures show at the Temple Gallery, Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco. The figures were life size, free standing, line drawings on paper inspired by Bible stories. Adam lounging and Eve playing in the Garden of Eden are two of the figures from the Temple show. Another famous series she created was called “Revival!” presenting fundamentalist Christian worship in the American South. “Revival!” was exhibited in a variety of locations from 1970 to 1981, has two books about it, and can be seen in part in the collections of the Oakland Museum, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Archives of American Art, and Tennessee State Museum. Eleanor Dickinson was a powerful artist, beloved professor at California College of the Arts, feminist and art activist. She was involved in drawing the emotional expressions of people in all aspects of life, often in a religious context.

More information about Eleanor Creekmore Dickinson: https://eleanordickinsonart.com/