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.
Yae Jee Min
Gwyneth Zeleny Anderson
image: detail by Christina Zion
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