DRAWING LESSONS RECAP: Day One, Monday, March 17
Yesterday was the first day of the seven day installation at The Drawing Center Andrea Bowers & Suzanne Lacy: Drawing Lessons. It is time artist Suzanne Lacy learns to draw, and artist Andrea Bowers will attempt to rectify this essential artistic illiteracy in Lacy’s oeuvre. Drawing lessons provided by Bowers over the course of seven days will serve as a platform for conversations; resultant drawings; and the installation of the lesson environment. As they work together under scrutiny of the audience, Bowers and Lacy will explore in work and conversation questions related to feminism, activism, the museum and public practice art. Throughout the project, the artists invite a number of artists to join Bowers in teaching Lacy to draw, while several curators will serve as models for the lessons.
Monday models included Christian Rattemeyer, the Harvey S. Shipley Miller Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings at The Museum of Modern Art, and Simon Castets, director and curator of the Swiss Institute. Later on, Bowers attempted to teach Lacy how to draw a turkey.
Come check out the performance, on view through March 23. A schedule of daily events can be seen HERE.