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.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.