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Our 2021 Benefit Auction is currently live! To bid online, please click the link in our bio.   Jackie Ferrara, an Americ...
09/20/2021

Our 2021 Benefit Auction is currently live! To bid online, please click the link in our bio.

Jackie Ferrara, an American sculptor and Soho denizen, is one of more than sixty leading artists to have generously donated to our annual auction. Best known for her her pyramidal stacked structures, Ferrara was also a member of the first wave of post-minimal, analytical sculptors with her first sculptures emerging in the context of downtown New York artists like Eva Hesse, Sol Lewitt, and Agnes Denes. Click the link in our bio to bid online!

Image: Jackie Ferrara, "D111 Rays, Arches, Checks + D129 Notes for D111 Rays, Arches, Checks," 2008-2013. Pencil, colored pencil and ink on paper, Diptych, each: 11 x 17 inches, Displayed as 11 x 34 inches or 22 x 17 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

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Viewing Program 20/21 is a mentorship initiative that continues The Drawing Center’s longstanding mission of supporting ...
09/14/2021

Viewing Program 20/21 is a mentorship initiative that continues The Drawing Center’s longstanding mission of supporting contemporary artists and their drawing practices. The three participating artists featured here use different drawing methods to explore themes of presence, spatial history and personal patterns. Read more about their practices below:

"(F)ame 4 owes its circular shape and abstract pattern to the early illustrations of the COVID virus. It owes its small scale to the forced intimacy of the pandemic and that fact that the paper was torn using a 45 record of Irene Cara's hit 1980 single, Fame." - Craig Drennen

"I asked Lisa her thoughts about what I was calling “presence” versus “re-presence” or representation. She told me about her experience swimming in the ocean – of being a small figure in such a large field of water and of a particular color experience that sometimes accompanied her seaward paddling. We used the word phenomenology. I asked her heavy questions about a relationship between politics and structure and she answered in a more lighthearted way that my colorful work was exploring my own consciousness." - Fox Hysen 



"The building where I worked from 2018 to 2019 was previously the residence of Jeffrey Epstein in the early to mid 1990s. Epstein was an American financier, convicted s*x offender, and patron of the arts. The video La Porte de l’Enfer explores the history of this building and by proximity its multiple intersecting stories through drawing, visual analysis, and anecdote.”- Danny Greenberg 


Images: Craig Drennen, “(F)ame 4,” 2020. Graphite on paper and acrylic on cut paper relief, 7 in (diameter) x 3/4 in (depth). Courtesy of the artist.



Fox Hysen, “Drive up down,” 2021. Pen and oil on 3 panels, 28 x 14 in. Courtesy of the artist. 

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Danny Greenberg, “La Porte de l'Enfer,” 2020. Desktop performance. Courtesy of the artist.

Viewing Program 20/21 is a mentorship initiative that continues The Drawing Center’s longstanding mission of supporting ...
09/14/2021

Viewing Program 20/21 is a mentorship initiative that continues The Drawing Center’s longstanding mission of supporting contemporary artists and their drawing practices. The three participating artists featured here use different drawing methods to explore themes of presence, spatial history and personal patterns. Read more about their practices below:

"(F)ame 4 owes its circular shape and abstract pattern to the early illustrations of the COVID virus. It owes its small scale to the forced intimacy of the pandemic and that fact that the paper was torn using a 45 record of Irene Cara's hit 1980 single, Fame." - Craig Drennen

"I asked Lisa her thoughts about what I was calling “presence” versus “re-presence” or representation. She told me about her experience swimming in the ocean – of being a small figure in such a large field of water and of a particular color experience that sometimes accompanied her seaward paddling. We used the word phenomenology. I asked her heavy questions about a relationship between politics and structure and she answered in a more lighthearted way that my colorful work was exploring my own consciousness." - Fox Hysen 

"The building where I worked from 2018 to 2019 was previously the residence of Jeffrey Epstein in the early to mid 1990s. Epstein was an American financier, convicted s*x offender, and patron of the arts. The video La Porte de l’Enfer explores the history of this building and by proximity its multiple intersecting stories through drawing, visual analysis, and anecdote.”- Danny Greenberg 


Images: Craig Drennen, “(F)ame 4,” 2020. Graphite on paper and acrylic on cut paper relief, 7 in (diameter) x 3/4 in (depth). Courtesy of the artist.

Fox Hysen, “Drive up down,” 2021. Pen and oil on 3 panels, 28 x 14 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Danny Greenberg, “La Porte de l'Enfer,” 2020. Desktop performance. Courtesy of the artist.

Leasho Johnson, Alma Itzhaky, and Ivanco Talevski are three artists participating in our Viewing Program 20/21, an initi...
09/10/2021

Leasho Johnson, Alma Itzhaky, and Ivanco Talevski are three artists participating in our Viewing Program 20/21, an initiative that offers sixty artists mentorship in the form of virtual studio visits and portfolio reviews. Excerpted below are quotes by the artists in which they briefly describe their practice and drawings featured here:

“As a concept for drawing, my works are informed by the act itself as a way of challenging the hierarchy of painting… What is black, If not the container of all colors? If so, shouldn't black be the most valuable color? I think of the qualities of charcoal; both the socio-political implications and the persistence of the material to transform not just the surface of the ground but the environment I work in— it gets on my hands, my clothes, the floor, the walls, and ultimately in my skin." - Leasho Johnson

"In recent years, boars established themselves in cities in the northern part of Israel, and their numbers greatly increased during Covid-19 pandemic. I like them because they are equally perceived as magnificent wildlife creatures and as filthy pests. This drawing is part of a series dedicated to animals and plants labeled as pests, nuisances and invasive species." - Alma Itzhaky

"In 2015 I began making large charcoal drawings… generated by the notion of being in two places at once... This particular drawing was a response to the political and social unrest during the summer of 2020 across the United States. It depicts a Philadelphia public monument of Christopher Columbus following the decision for its removal and highlights one of many points of tension in the frayed social fabric of the United States. In this photograph, the drawing is projected on the wall of one of the numerous empty homes in my neighborhood in Macedonia. Large numbers of Macedonian families and youth have been fleeing the country due to economic and political crises, lack of opportunity, and cultural isolation. Young people are scattered around the globe in search of a better life." - Ivanco Talevski

Join us on September 27 for our 2021 Benefit Auction featuring works generously donated by over 50 leading artists. Exec...
09/04/2021

Join us on September 27 for our 2021 Benefit Auction featuring works generously donated by over 50 leading artists. Executive Director Laura Hoptman @lhoptman speaks about Monique Mouton's drawing featured here:

"If lyricism still lives in contemporary art, it lives in the paintings and watercolors of Monique Mouton (b.1984). The term “biomorphic abstraction” might conjure mid century openings at Art of This Century, but it perfectly describes Monique’s cascades, auras, atmospheres, that give the impression of both flora and fauna in airy or watery environments."

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Image: Monique Mouton, 'Untitled,' 2017. Watercolor on paper, 39 ¼ × 25 ⅝ in. (99.70 × 65.09 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Bridget Donahue, New York.

Join us on September 27 for our 2021 Benefit Auction featuring works generously donated by over 50 leading artists. Executive Director Laura Hoptman @lhoptman speaks about Monique Mouton's drawing featured here:

"If lyricism still lives in contemporary art, it lives in the paintings and watercolors of Monique Mouton (b.1984). The term “biomorphic abstraction” might conjure mid century openings at Art of This Century, but it perfectly describes Monique’s cascades, auras, atmospheres, that give the impression of both flora and fauna in airy or watery environments."

To purchase a ticket, please click the link in our bio.
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Image: Monique Mouton, 'Untitled,' 2017. Watercolor on paper, 39 ¼ × 25 ⅝ in. (99.70 × 65.09 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Bridget Donahue, New York.

In conjunction with the final weeks of our current exhibition "Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête," on view through Sept 19, s...
09/03/2021

In conjunction with the final weeks of our current exhibition "Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête," on view through Sept 19, save up to 50% on items related to the show including artist-designed dinner plates and the exhibition catalog.

To shop the sale, please click the link in our bio.

Viewing Program 20/21 is a mentorship initiative that continues The Drawing Center’s longstanding mission of supporting ...
09/03/2021

Viewing Program 20/21 is a mentorship initiative that continues The Drawing Center’s longstanding mission of supporting contemporary artists and their drawing practices. The four participating artists featured here create environments in their work to address systems of understanding, such as motion, memory, tact and vision. Read more about their practices below:

"What will happen when unstoppable force meets immovable objects? Neo-nationalism creates invisible domes to divide the world, but there are no walls without cracks." - Mo Kong

"This drawing is from my ongoing series "_scripting_" (2019-). Referencing memory as a performative archive and material, the series attends to the capacity of digital landscapes and processes for imagining life beyond subjection." - Java Jones

“The real, the physical and the perceived intermingle to become an immersively tactile and ephemeral environment. Light and shadow layer together, reflecting onto glass and ceramic surfaces, creating a luminous installation that explores the perpetual and haptic qualities of projected images." - Lili Chin

“The Wall is a site specific mixed media drawing. The illusion of the wall displayed on the depicted wall, begs the question of the wall's existence. The drawing, if it is to be seen, requires the viewer to focus on something that we see constantly but fail to notice. The wall becomes a question for what is significant and plays with time in reverse, tracing marks to capture the past." - Vasudha Kapadia

Images: Mo Kong, “Sower,” 2020. Lava lamp, urine, plexiglass, storm glass, honey, vinyl, and EcoSphere. 26 x 26 x 36 in. Courtesy of the artist

Java Jones, “bb_boi_hall_of_fame,” 2019. Digital drawing/painting. Courtesy of the artist.

Lili Chin, “Haptic Instruments,” 2021. 16mm film, bamboo string, duralar, alcohol ink, metal, glass, plastic, paperclip, porcelain bisque ware, slide film, projections, media player, 8 x 8 x 11 in. Courtesy of the artist.

More than 50 leading artists — including Tom of Finland, Huguette Caland, Monique Mouton, Cindy Ji Hi Kim, Joan Jonas, I...
08/24/2021

More than 50 leading artists — including Tom of Finland, Huguette Caland, Monique Mouton, Cindy Ji Hi Kim, Joan Jonas, Ibrahim El Salahi, and Harald Ancart, among many others — have generously donated works to our upcoming Benefit Auction on September 27. Funds raised through the event provide crucial support for our ambitious roster of exhibitions, publications, education initiatives, and public programs.

To learn more about the Benefit Auction and to purchase a ticket, please click the link in our bio. To join the Auction Host Committee, please purchase your tickets by September 1. This year, for the first time ever, you can also bid online via The Drawing Center's website. Online bidding will begin September 13 and run through 8pm EST on September 27.

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Images: Tom of Finland, 'Untitled,' ca. 1970. Graphite on paper, 8 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches. Courtesy of Tom of Finland Foundation and David Kordansky Gallery.

Huguette Caland, 'Untitled,' 1984. 19 x 13 1/2 inches (48.2 x 34.3 cm), Color pencil on paper. Courtesy of the Huguette Caland Estate.

Monique Mouton, 'Untitled,' 2017. Watercolor on paper, 39 ¼ × 25 ⅝ in. (99.70 × 65.09 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Bridget Donahue, New York.

Cindy Ji Hye Kim, 'Sketch for Double-tongued Citadel,' 2020. Graphite and ink on paper, 9 x 4 3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York.

Joan Jonas, 'Shape Scent Feel Butterfly Performance Drawing,' 2008. Graphite on paper, 12 x 17 1/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.

Ibrahim El-Salahi, 'Pain Relief Drawing,' 2016-2018. Pen and ink on the back of a medicine packet, 4 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches (11.5 x 13.5 cm).

Harold Ancart, 'Untitled,' 2021. Watercolor and pencil on paper, 12 3/16 x 16 1/8 inches. Courtesy of C-L-E-A-R-I-N-G Gallery, David Zwirner Gallery, and the artist.

Helina Metaferia, Peter Lopez, Krystal DiFronzo, and Johanna Povirk-Znoy are four artists participating in Viewing Progr...
08/13/2021

Helina Metaferia, Peter Lopez, Krystal DiFronzo, and Johanna Povirk-Znoy are four artists participating in Viewing Program 20/21, an initiative that offers sixty artists mentorship in the form of virtual studio visits and portfolio reviews by The Drawing Center’s Artist-in-Residence, Lisa Sigal. Read about their unique practices below:

"This collage series is part of an interdisciplinary art project that I began in 2018, titled "By Way of Revolution," that celebrates the often overlooked histories of BIPOC women's labor within activism… .In mixed media collages, images of historical activism are transformed into crowns of adornment on images of contemporary women.” - Helina Metaferia

"During the pandemic drawing has again become central to my studio practice. I'm beginning to use the language and symbols from these diaristic and double-sided drawings in my tapestry work. Here an abstraction of ceramic 'lady head vase' (or 'head planter') gets wrapped by a stem/snake and entwined with the imagery of the Janus face, looking both forward and back." - Johanna Povirk Znoy

"I am interested in making figurative work that straddles the line of intentionality and aesthetic. I want my work to speak to history, family, ethnicity, place but not to act as a protest poster or the product of good research. My hope is that my work touches the sensation of the viewer be it wonder, fear, repulsion, warmth, strength, or shame." - Peter Lopez

“I am fascinated by the idea of an essence being pressed out of organic matter to return to the soil. In this piece, a figure lies atop a mound of rocks mirroring a figure being smashed below. The accompanying panel depicts carnations and thistles hung to dry. The pigments used are harvested from plants, insects, and minerals: another form of extraction." - Krystal DiFronzo

Viewing Program 20/21 is a mentorship initiative that continues The Drawing Center’s longstanding mission of supporting ...
08/05/2021

Viewing Program 20/21 is a mentorship initiative that continues The Drawing Center’s longstanding mission of supporting contemporary artists and their drawing practices. The four participating artists featured here utilize text as a way of accompanying and connecting ideas and images in their drawings. Read more about their practices below:

“Through color and shape I search for the words that can’t yet fall out of my mouth, and focus their morphology into something approachable yet startling. I am not a poet." —Tommy Coleman

"Florence Reece, the prolific labor union songwriter, is perhaps best known for her song “Which Side Are You On?” (1912/1931) about the bloody Harlan County coal miners union strike… What I like about this drawing is that the text can be an action, the image can be a surface, and the surface can be a spirit." —Nickolas Calabrese

"For the last few years, I have developed an ongoing series of autobiographical watercolor drawings that act as a vibrant diary, providing insight into my inner life and thought process. The resulting images are panoramic long-shutter exposures developed on-site and in public -like handmade polaroids that record more than meets the eye” —Jose Figueroa

"Fresh off the Big Lie of election fraud, right-wing extremists attempt to elude responsibility for the terrorist attack on the US Capitol Building. They rub salt in the raw wounds of democracy by claiming that the attack was “really” organized by the Left." —Christopher Sperandino

Images: Tommy Coleman, "I'm in Heaven," 2021. Color pencil and crayon on paper. 23 x 17.5 in. Courtesy of the artist

Nickolas Calabrese, “Portrait of Florence Reece,” 2020. Graphite on handmade paper (The Mass Strike by Rosa Luxemburg, cockroaches, vintage union dues stamp ledgers, cotton rag, horse skin, formaldehyde), 13.5 x 18.5 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Jose Figueroa, “Studio Visit/Cholo one year anniversary,” 2021. Mix media on watercolor paper, 9 x 12 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Christopher Sperandino, “The New Lie,” 2021. Digital Drawing, 4 x 4 in. Courtesy of the artist.

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Just spent a heavenly and immersive 2 hours doing this online workshop with the Drawing Center. How wonderful to just kick back and respond intuitively to artists dealing with the same anxieties I am. The ways in which we find to work through this period is truly inspiring! Awesome exhibition!
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