This exhibition showcases over two hundred recent works on paper, all carefully executed and highly finished, by twenty-six artists from Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The small and large drawings are executed in a wide range of mediums and include series rarely seen in their entirety and newly commissioned, site-specific wall projects. Some show affinities with illustration, fashion, or comic strips; others are closer to industrial and commercial renderings; still others take ideas from the traditions of ornament. In technique, medium, size, scale, and imagery, the drawings are broadly diverse, but they share an impulse: the art explored in this exhibition is not sealed inside the realms of aesthetics and theory but refers to the languages of the life around us, communicating information, telling stories, creating scenarios, and conjuring newly imagined worlds.
Organized by Laura Hoptman, Guest Curator.