Artist Natalie Frank, whose work will be on display at The Drawing Center in April 2015, donated this fantastic piece to our Fall Benefit Auction. The work is part of her series based on The Brothers Grimm stories.
Check out the rest of the work in this year’s auction and place your bids on Paddle8 here.
Image: Natalie Frank, Fairytale, 2011-2014. Gouache and chalk pastel on paper, 30 x 22 in (76.2 x 55.88 cm), Courtesy of the artist, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago and ACME, Los Angeles.
"Weave without prejudice, without preconception, without rules, without ideas of how things should or must be done." -Sheila Hicks
Watch artist Sheila Hicks and art historian Sarah Wilson discuss Hicks’ life and work, specifically through Hicks’ work that was on display in 2013.
"Weave without prejudice, without preconception, without rules, without ideas of how things should or must be done."
Artist Sheila Hicks and art historian Sarah Wilson discuss Hicks’ life and work, specifically through art that was on display at the Alison Jacques Gallery in London in 2013. Watch the full video here.
Sheila Hicks is one of sixteen artists included in Thread Lines.
Thread Lines, September 19-December 14, 2014.
Opening Reception is Thursday, September 18, from 6-8 p.m.
Images: All stills taken from Sheila Hicks - Pêcher dans la Rivière - London 2013, a film by Cristobal Zañartu.
It’s Throwback Thursday! In 2010, The Drawing Center presented an enhanced version of an exhibition originally on view at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), UK, in 2009.
Gerhard Richter: Lines Which Do Not Exist was comprised of approximately 50 graphite, watercolor, and ink on paper drawings made by Gerhard Richter (b. 1932, Dresden, Germany) over a period of five decades from 1966 to 2005.
Although Richter is most celebrated as a painter, this exhibition focused on the artist’s works on paper and explores his complex personal relationship with drawing. The first of its kind in the U.S., the exhibition was also Richter’s first solo show in a public institution in New York since 40 Years of Painting at The Museum of Modern Art in 2002.
The show was curated by Gavin Delahunty, Curator, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK.
Gerhard Richter, G.E.L.2, 18.1.1984, 1984. Watercolor on paper, 7 x 9 5/16 inches. Private collection, Berlin.
Gerhard Richter, 7.1991, 1991. Ink on paper, 11 3/4 x 15 5/8 inches. Private collection, Berlin.
Gerhard Richter, Himmel (Sky), 1984. Watercolor and pencil on paper, 11 13/16 x 16 9/16 inches. Private collection, Berlin.
Check out the amazing artwork in The Drawing Center’s Eleventh Annual Fall Benefit Auction, now live on Paddle8.
The auction will culminate on Wednesday, September 10th with a festive evening in our beautiful Soho gallery. Please purchase tickets here and join us for creative cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and bidding during the final hours of this exciting auction.
Image: Dasha Shishkin, Cat from Japan, 2012, Mixed media on mylar
30 x 42 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetier Los Angeles Projects.
We are taking down our summer exhibits this week. #Repost from @clairesgilman —- Saying goodbye to Small @drawingcenter with @fireleibaez #small #drawingcenter #fireleibaez (at The Drawing Center)
Up this week on our online gallery is Mustapha Sedjal’s Stitches in Time, a short film featuring the artist’s hands embroidering a pair of hands.
Thread Lines, one of our upcoming exhibits, is on view September 19-December 14. Featuring 16 contemporary artists who use textile in a variety of formats (embroidery, weaving, collage, and performance), the exhibition highlights the expressive and conceptual possibilities of line, with an emphasis on its making.
Video: Mustapha Sedjal, De fil en aiguille, 1 minute 31 seconds, 2009
Paul Chiappe is one of the nine artists in our exhibit Small.
- on view through this Sunday!
“Paul Chiappe [..] translates photographic sources into hyperrealist black-and-white drawings with staggering finesse—in this case, pictures of children culled from the Internet and second-hand stores. Chiappe’s painstaking graphite translations (it takes weeks, sometimes months, to complete a single drawing) resist the instantaneity of contemporary image culture. And while the scenes he presents are mundane in format (they look like any number of yearbook photos), Chiappe adds a layer of mystery by cladding the children in theatrical masks and costumes and altering the images so that figures appear faded or out of focus. Evoking a past dimly recalled, they remind us of the forgotten world of childhood fantasy.
-The Drawing Center curators Claire Gilman and Joanna Kleinberg Romanow. (From the Small. catalog.)
From our Small. exhibit which is on view through this Sunday!#Repost from @johnnyfogg —- This artist Claire Harvey drew these folks on scotch tape. Really cool. Come check it out. This sunday is the last day. (at The Drawing Center)
Hope you can stop by 35 Wooster Street. Hours: 12-6pm.
-Tinus Vermeersch, Untitled, 2003, (detail) Pen and brown ink on paper, 2 x 2 inches. Private collection, Courtesy of the artist and Hopstreet Gallery Brussels.
-Maria Bussmann,The train is always leaving, 1 - 4 , 2014 (detail) Pencil and old postal stickers on paper, 3.7. x 6.4. inches, Courtesy of the artist.