Drawing Center Announces Fall Exhibitions
Upcoming exhibitions at The Drawing Center feature work by celebrated artists Sean Scully, Alexis Rockman, Deborah Grant, William Engelen, and master chef Ferran Adrià; a group show that investigates the relationship between drawing and writing; an exhibition of original manuscripts by Emily Dickinson and Robert Walser; and performances by Susan Hefuna + Luca Veggetti. Please read more below and go to our website here for more details.
SEPTEMBER 16-20, 2013
Susan Hefuna and Luca Veggetti: NOTATIONOTATIONS
Three performances; one week exhibition in the Main Gallery and Drawing Room of Hefuna's multilayered, ink-on-tracing-paper abstractions.
The world premiere of NOTATIONOTATIONS marks a first-time collaboration between renowned, multimedia artist Susan Hefuna and contemporary choreographer Luca Veggetti. A dance performance staged over three nights, this event will open and close with a new video installation by Hefuna of a bustling, lower Manhattan intersection. On the gallery floor Hefuna will execute an expansive web of chalk lines, her actions also captured on film and screened while Veggetti's dancers gradually erase the drawn surface through their repetitive, physical gestures.
SEPTEMBER 27-NOVEMBER 3, 2013
Sean Scully: Change and Horizontals
Alexis Rockman: Drawings from Life of Pi
Sean Scully: Change and Horizontals: This survey is comprised of Sean Scully's acrylic, ink, graphite, and masking-tape drawings as well as typewriter drawings from 1974-75 presented together for the first time in over 30 years. In addition, two large-scale paintings from the same period and one of the artist's personal notebooks will be on view.
Alexis Rockman: Drawings from Life of Pi: Alexis Rockman's watercolor drawings were the first stage in the development of the fantastical, imaginary world of the Academy Award-winning 2012 feature film Life of Pi, directed by Ang Lee.
NOVEMBER 15, 2013-JANUARY 12, 2014
Drawing Time, Reading Time
Dickinson/Walser: Pencil Sketches
William Engelen: Falten
Drawing Time, Reading Time: This show is organized in conjunction with Marking Language at Drawing Room, London (October 10-December 14, 2013). The exhibition features an international group of artists spanning the 1960s to today, all of whom are engaged in exploring the relationship between drawing and writing as distinct yet interrelated phenomenological gestures. Artists include Carl Andre, Pavel Buchler, Guy de Cointet, Mirtha Dermisache, Sean Landers, Allen Ruppersberg, Nina Papaconstantinou, Deb Sokolow, and Molly Springfield.
Dickinson/Walser: Pencil Sketches: This show brings together Emily Dickinson's original poem manuscripts and Robert Walser's microscripts for the first time. The Dickinson/ Walser exhibition, which proposes the notion that art may be used to make language, is a fitting corollary to Drawing Time, Reading Time.
William Engelen: Falten: Engelen's latest works, Falten (Folds), build musical scores from folded sheets of paper. In each of these compositions, the artist uses the manipulated surface of the paper to compose and organize intervals of sound and silence.
JANUARY 25-FEBRUARY 28, 2014
Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity
Deborah Grant: Christ You Know It Ain't Easy!!
Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity: This is the first major museum exhibition to focus on the visualization and drawing practices of master chef Ferran Adrià. The exhibition emphasizes the role of drawing in Adrià's quest to understand creativity. His complex body of work positions the medium as both a philosophical tool-used to organize and convey knowledge, meaning, and signification--as well as a physical object-used to synthesize over twenty years of innovation within the kitchen.
Deborah Grant: Christ You Know It Ain't Easy!!: For the past decade, artist Deborah Grant has interwoven historical accounts and personal experiences with references to contemporary political and social issues in her ongoing series Random Select. Grant'sChrist You Know It Ain't Easy!! combines painting, drawing, and collage to recount the fictional meeting between African-American folk artist Mary A. Bell and renowned modernist painter Henri Matisse.
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