Apr 2nd 2020

Postponed: Drawing Forever

@ Ralph Arnold Gallery

1131 W Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660

Opening Thursday, April 2nd, from 5PM - 7PM

On view through Saturday, May 9th

This event has been postponed.

Curated by Ruby T

April 2 – May 9, 2020
Opening reception: Thursday, April 2, 5-7pm
At the Ralph Arnold Gallery.

Easter Closure: April 9-11, 2020

Drawing is primary, immediate, available, and direct. But the dominant value systems within western art education, art history, and contemporary art markets tell us that drawing is usually preliminary: spatial problem-solving, research, exploration, and planning. Then comes the main event of painting and sculpture: plush, lush, and authoritative Finished Objects.

How does this false binary inform the art-making of those who revel in the realm of drawing? I set out to visit artists whose hunger for drawing makes me feel at home. I found commonality in their obsessive, tactile, and often anti-authoritarian world-making, full of the fantastical flipping of inherited narratives.


Zoë Greenham
Yae Jee Min
Solomon Moore
Caleb Yono
Gwyneth Zeleny Anderson
Christina Zion

image: detail by Christina Zion

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