September  8 - October 8
Corkran Gallery


Friday Sept 8
5 pm - 7 pm

Rebecca Raubacher
Drawings and Paintings
1975 - Present

Rebecca Raubacher Against the Form 1982
Charcoal oil stick acrylic paint watercolor and torn acid-free
black paper on acid-free watercolor paper 54" x 44 ½"


Artist Statement

As a child, I believed that if I could draw something, I could somehow own it. Now, I feel like the work owns me. The art of drawing has reached in and pulled this work, like a secret from my core, and then delivered it to me, allowing others viewing it to bring their own stories.

An environment envelops the figures, often including symbolic forms, colors, and values. The composition welcomes the viewer to move into the painting and enter the story. The figures in the compositions suggest individuals who are strong and resourceful but vulnerable in their position and their limitations; borders contain them. - R.B.


Rebecca Raubacher Running in the Gold 1992 Acrylic paint, oil stick, watercolor, graphite, metallic and opaque markers on acid-free watercolor paper 42" x 180"


Rebecca Raubacher The Embrace 2017
Charcoal oil paint oil stick and chalk pastel
on acid-free paper 40" x 32"

Rebecca Raubacher The Waiting 1988
Charcoal wash acrylic paint and marker
on paper 10 ¼” x 14"

Rebecca Raubacher Caught in the Field
2001 Graphite on paper 12” x 8 ½”


Rebecca Raubacher Again--A Dream of Battles 1985
Graphite pen (rapidograph) and ink and marker
on paper 10” x 15”

Rebecca Raubacher Self Portrait The
Eden Drawings
1987 Charcoal wash on
acid-free paper 40" X 32”

Rebecca Raubacher The Children 2007
Charcoal oil stick watercolor and resist on
rag mat 48”x 72”



Drawing is the foundation of Rebecca Raubacher's artistic process, and the human psyche is central to the content of her work. The exhibition traces her career from when she attended art school to the present day. Raubacher has shown her work in international, national, and regional exhibitions. -S.I.


Dr. J. Susan Isaacs is Professor of Art History at Towson University where she teaches advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in modern and contemporary art history and theory, and museum studies. She is curator for the Holtzman MFA and Center for the Arts Galleries. She directs the M.A. in Professional Studies/Art History Concentration and coordinates the undergraduate major in Art History. She was also the adjunct curator for the Delaware Contemporary (formerly the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts) from 2001—2009, and Curator of Special Projects there from 2009-2016. Dr. Isaacs publishes on contemporary art.


On Saturday, September 9, at 2:00pm, Dr. Isaacs will present a gallery talk, "From the Curator," at the Corkran Gallery. Hear from Dr. Isaacs how she approached curating this exhibition as well as discuss both the works in this exhibition and the career of artist Rebecca Raubacher.

Admission is free.

Opening reception sponsored by: