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.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.