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Mary Vernon
September 23 - October 28, 2017

Artist Talk:
Saturday, October 14, 11:00am
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Pond - Han Dynasty 2017
oil and graphite on Yupo
About her recent work, Mary Vernon states, "I hope to prove this to you: drawing and painting are
holding each other tightly, constantly interfering with each other. It's not that drawing is first and
painting is last. It is not exactly that drawing is the truth and painting is the lie that we prefer. It is
not at all that drawing is the outline and painting is the coloring-in. The two acts, drawing and
painting, get in each other's way at every moment."

This exhibition celebrates Mary Vernon's 50 years on the faculty at SMU. In recognition, the Mary
Vernon Painting Prize has been announced by the Meadows School of the Arts. Join the effort
to endow the prize, which will annually recognize an outstanding undergraduate art student
as selected by the faculty of the Division of Art. Funds may be used by the recipient to open a
studio or otherwise launch his or her art career.

A legendary professor, Mary Vernon taught art history, painting, drawing, and color theory to
thousands of students, including Cheryl Vogel. University students voted Vernon their favorite
professor at SMU for ten consecutive years. Find links on our homepage to read a synopsis of
Mary Vernon's career and influence written by Julie England and Lin Medlin, and a feature
by Gail Sachson in Patron magazine.