Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-09-25

Metaphor boxes and drawings by Birmingham artist Beverly B. Erdreich will be on display in the Samford University Art Gallery Oct. 3-31.

The mixed media artworks reflect the artist's commentary on love, death, violence, memory and religion. The 13 boxes and an equal number of accompanying drawings visually depict political, sociological and emotionally charged concepts.

Erdreich, known primarily as a painter of abstracts, says the Samford show is a departure from her usual body of work.

During her career, she has presented 25 one-woman shows. She currently has pieces on display at the Birmingham Museum of Art and at museums in Dothan and Meridian, Miss. The Dothan native studied art history at Newcomb College, Tulane University, in New Orleans, La.

The Samford gallery is open weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The public is invited free of charge. For information, call (205) 726-2840.