Collegetown Bagels, 203 N Aurora St
2016-2018 Works on Paper by Vanessa McCaffery
Vanessa trained professionally as an artist in college and returned to practicing art in 2016 after a ten-year hiatus. Pieces here include “Obstinance,” her first drawing in ten years. Vanessa just joined State of the Art Gallery as a new member artist in May.
Her work, especially the larger-scale pieces, challenges the limits of pen and ink while portraying individual creatures of her acquaintance. Spending time with these animals while photographing them allows keener focus on their physical presence and personality. Even Ed the turkey vulture shows his open and inquisitive nature here.