AUGUST 2, 2019 – OCTOBER 20, 2019

Rebecca Raubacher’s depictions of human and animal figures emerge over time from a few simple marks layered onto a piece of paper. Without any specific person in mind, she carefully, but almost hypnotically, builds her faces and bodies with cross-hatched lines of a wide range of artistic media. At times, her characters reveal themselves fully formed from within a simple line drawing. At other times, and often much after she started a specific composition, complex personalities appear through veiled skins of layered drawings and paint to demonstrate psychological tensions and universal narratives.

Practically born with a pencil in her hand, Raubacher’s career in art began early with gallery representation in New York but her local celebrity grew as a Kent County gallery owner and advocate of regional talent. She then ran a successful design business developing products with her unique horse portraits for racing fans across the country. Relocating to Lewes, the artist has reinvested herself in painting full-time developing an enormous body of work that radiates the joy of her good fortune and personal accomplishments.

Drawings and Paintings is the first one-woman show of this artist at the Biggs Museum of American Art and is first and foremost a love letter to Raubacher’s unique drawing style. The exhibition and catalog then trace the evolution of the artist’s artistic technique with a deep dive into her recent work.