A pencil and organic ink work by William Dooley, associate professor of art and director of UA’s Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, has been added to the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art. Dooley’s artwork will be included in the exhibition, “Lately: Recent Acquisitions to the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art,” on display through August 7 at the Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa. A reception will be held at the gallery July 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Dooley joins the list of well-known artists to be included in the collection with his piece, Untitled (Composition with Oxbow). His artwork has been included in numerous regional and national juried exhibitions. His drawings and paintings have been curated into group exhibitions and several solo exhibits. Dooley has also contributed his expertise for exhibits and collections management for Auburn University’s Rural Studio, an architectural design/build program of the Black Belt.
The work was created with ink made from kudzu flowers and other natural sources.
In a news release, Katie McAllister, manager of the Paul R. Jones Gallery, reported that more than 400 art works have been added to the collection. New artists (who did not already have works in the collection) include Faith Ringgold and Robert Motherwell, as well as Dooley.