Noguchi’s Search for Style
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
at The Noguchi Museum
For The Noguchi Museum’s “Second Sundays” program in March, Brett Littman, Executive Director at The Drawing Center, and Dakin Hart, Senior Curator at The Noguchi Museum, will discuss how and why drawing is fundamental to establishing the faculty Michelangelo called disegno (design): the ability to coordinate the hand, the eye, and the brain in service of the artistic imagination. Reviewing the drawings in the Museum’s current special exhibition Noguchi’s Early Drawings: 1927–1932, Mr. Littman and Mr. Hart will evaluate how Noguchi’s serial imitations of canonical Modernist approaches to abstracting the human figure helped him develop the values and strategies that became his style.
Image: Isamu Noguchi, Figure study, c. 1927-33. Conte on paper, 17 3/8 x 11 in. Courtesy The Noguchi Museum.
The Drawing Center’s Drawing Papers Volume 108: Drawing Time, Reading Time is now available for purchase. The book features two scholarly essays by curator Claire Gilman and Melissa Gronlund, as well as 61 color plates of the works from the show. This publication was co-produced with the Drawing Room in London and also features color plates of the works in their concurrent exhibition Marking Language.
Now through March 31st, the bookstore is offering the publication for $18.00 (retail price: $25.00).
To order your copy today please visit our website or stop by The Drawing Center’s bookstore during visiting hours (Wednesday – Sunday 12pm – 6pm, Thursday 12pm – 8pm). To place an order over the phone, please call 212-219-2166 x212. If you wish to place an international order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"There’s no break in the line; there’s no hesitation in the hand of the artist"
Line is a crucial aspect of all drawings. Listen to curator Sheila Canby of The Metropolitan Museum of Art discuss the lines of the Persian painting “Groom and Rider, 1540-50.”
The Met describes its video series 82nd & Fifth :
82nd & Fifth is the Met’s address in New York City. It is also the intersection of art and ideas. We’ve invited curators from across the Museum to talk about works of art that changed the way they see the world: one work, one curator, two minutes at a time.
See more videos from the series which relate to drawing HERE.
In tandem with the Armory Show 2014, SOHO NIGHT this Thursday offers an evening of events around the neighborhood.
SoHo Night is an evening of extended exhibition viewing and special programs by the not-for-profit visual arts institutions in SoHo.
41 Grand St, SoHo, New York.
Recess Activities will show a work in progress from Liz Magic Laser entitled Bystander.
Hours: 6-8 pm.
The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street, SoHo, New York
The Drawing Center presents a performance of Rashaad Newsome’s FIVE. The event is free, but an RSVP is needed. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Please email email@example.com if you want to be on the standby list.
DIA Art Foundation
535 W 22nd St, SoHo, New York
Special Viewing of Walter De Maria’s The New York Earth Room and The Broken Kilometer Join Dia for a special viewing of Walter De Maria’s The New York Earth Room and The Broken Kilometer. The New York Earth Room, 1977, is an interior earth sculpture. It is the third and only existing Earth Room sculpture executed by the artist. The other two were installed in Germany in 1968 and 1974. The Broken Kilometer, 1979, is composed of 500 highly polished, round, solid brass rods, each measuring two meters in length and five centimeters in diameter. The 500 rods are placed in five parallel rows of 100 rods each. This work is the companion piece to De Maria’s 1977 Vertical Earth Kilometer at Kassel, Germany.
Time: 6pm - 8pm
596 Broadway, SoHo, New York.
Harvestworks presents Sabine Gruffat + Paul Geluso: A Kiss of The Earth, a responsive three-screen new media artwork inspired by Sergei Diaghilev’s The Rite of Spring.
Hours: 6 – 9 pm
In Thompson Street park between Spring & Prince streets.
A mural Tribute to Kusama- produced by Cityarts with artist Jessica Diamond and community youth.
The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation
526 LaGuardia Pl, SoHo, New York.
The historic Greenwich Village townhouse and sculpture studio of American artist Chaim Gross will be open from 6-8pm. At 7pm there will be a screening of Leo Jacobs’s 1938 film, ‘Tree Trunk to Head’ (30 min, b/w), which features Gross at work in his East Village studio over several weeks in 1938.
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Regine Müller-Waldeck, 2004, FormungI, fineliner on paper, 20,5x14,4 cm
[The Drawing Center is featuring Drawing Storage posts on our blog for the next few weeks.]
This Friday, March 7 at 7pm
A conversation with artists Dave McKenzie and Elijah Burgher, moderated by Wes Miller of Art21
In conjunction with the first Open Sessions exhibition: Action + Object + Exchange
Join us for a conversation with Dave McKenzie and Elijah Burgher, moderated by Wes Miller of Art21. Co- hosted with Skowhegan, the conversation will coincide with Action + Object + Exchange, the first Open Sessions exhibition, with artists Eleanor Aldrich, Derek Dunlop, Heather Hart, Yara Pina, Andrew Ross, Lauren Seiden, and Barbara Weissberger. Open Sessions is a two-year platform for artists to find new approaches for contextualizing and exhibiting their work, through conversation, public programs, and collaborative gallery installations. Each artist in Action + Object + Exchange reveals a transformative process through the work’s end result: images become objects, drawings become sculptural, symbols become concrete.
McKenzie and Burgher are invited to contextualize the first Open Sessions exhibition as artists who utilize their own likenesses and bodies to speak to the interior/exterior creation of identity and agency: art is a mouth-process that speaks a language-material. Through sculpture and performance, McKenzie asks us to examine the relationship of the private and public persona to contemporary culture and our sense of self. Burgher binds the act and performance of drawing to the embodiment of desire and the powerful potential of interpersonal connection. McKenzie and Burgher met at Skowhegan in 2011, and will reunite in this year’s Whitney Biennial.
Image: from Open Sessions exhibition: Action + Object + Exchange show - Derek Dunlop, untitled (carbon paper series), 2012. Carbon on paper. 25 3/4 x 19 ¾ inches, Courtesy of the artist.
We are closed for installation, this is what is UPCOMING AT THE DRAWING CENTER IN MARCH
Rashaad Newsome: FIVE (The Drawing Center)
March 6 – 11, 2014
Performance on March 6 at 6:30pm (STANDBY LIST ONLY*)
Andrea Bowers and Suzanne Lacy: Drawing Lessons
March 15 – 23, 2014
Closing reception: Sunday, March 23, 4-6pm