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6PM Jun 29, 2016

Conversation

Prix Canson

ruby onyinyechi amanze,// in your arms//, 2015. Ink, graphite, photo transfer, enamel, 20 x 30 inches
ruby onyinyechi amanze,// in your arms//, 2015. Ink, graphite, photo transfer, enamel, 20 x 30 inches
ruby onyinyechi amanze,// in your arms//, 2015. Ink, graphite, photo transfer, enamel, 20 x 30 inches

ruby onyinyechi amanze, in your arms, 2015. Ink, graphite, photo transfer, enamel, 20 x 30 inches

Conversation between Prix Canson 2016 Juror, Amanda Hunt, Assistant Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem and 2016 Prix Canson Finalist ruby onyinyechi amanze.


The large scaled drawings of ruby onyinyechi amanze (b.1982, Nigeria) are part of an ongoing, non-linear narrative called aliens, hybrids and ghosts that explore space, play and reveal cultural hybridity. «This isn’t social science, it’s magic-realism and the power of drawing to invent worlds for ourselves. I’m a story-teller, not an advocate » she says. ruby onyinyechi amanze is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Queens Museum.


Image: ruby onyinyechi amanze, in your arms, 2015. Ink, graphite, photo transfer, enamel, 20 x 30 inches.

6-8PM Jul 14, 2016

Opening Reception

Gabriel de la Mora: Sound Inscriptions on Fabric and Open Sessions 7

Gabriel de la Mora, //B-189//, 2015. Vintage radio speaker fabric. 17 3/8  x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Gabriel de la Mora, //B-189//, 2015. Vintage radio speaker fabric. 17 3/8  x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Gabriel de la Mora, //B-189//, 2015. Vintage radio speaker fabric. 17 3/8  x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Gabriel de la Mora, B-189, 2015. Vintage radio speaker fabric. 17 3/8 x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.


Please join us Thursday, July 14 for the opening reception of Gabriel de la Mora: Sound Inscriptions on Fabric and Open Sessions 7 .


The event is FREE and open to the public.


In the Main Gallery, The Drawing Center will present Gabriel de la Mora: Sound Inscriptions on Fabric, an installation of fifty-five pairs of found speaker screens. Each screen is imprinted with an inscription created by the dust and air that circulated through the speaker during its life, recording the cadence of countless voices, advertisements, news broadcasts, soap operas, football games, and music, as well as noise, interference, and silence.


In The Lab, Open Sessions 7 gives an opportunity for selected artists to find new approaches for contextualizing and exhibiting their work, through exhibitions, public programs, and conversation. The artists selected for Open Sessions may or may not draw as their primary means of art-making. The two-year program engages musicians, architects, dancers, poets—anyone who is interested in expanding the boundaries of drawing.


Image: Gabriel de la Mora, B-189, 2015. Vintage radio speaker fabric. 17 3/8 x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

2PM Jul 16, 2016

Walkthrough

Gabriel de la Mora: Sound Inscriptions on Fabric

Gabriel de la Mora, //B-189//, 2015. Vintage radio speaker fabric. 17 3/8  x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Gabriel de la Mora, //B-189//, 2015. Vintage radio speaker fabric. 17 3/8  x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Gabriel de la Mora, //B-189//, 2015. Vintage radio speaker fabric. 17 3/8  x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Gabriel de la Mora, B-189, 2015. Vintage radio speaker fabric. 17 3/8 x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Join Gabriel de la Mora and The Drawing Center’s Executive Director Brett Littman for a walkthrough of the exhibition.


Image: Gabriel de la Mora, B-189, 2015. Vintage radio speaker fabric. 17 3/8 x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

6:30PM Aug 04, 2016

Performance

Gabriel de la Mora: Sound Inscriptions on Fabric

Gabriel de la Mora, //B-189//, 2015. Vintage radio speaker fabric. 17 3/8  x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Gabriel de la Mora, //B-189//, 2015. Vintage radio speaker fabric. 17 3/8  x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Gabriel de la Mora, //B-189//, 2015. Vintage radio speaker fabric. 17 3/8  x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Gabriel de la Mora, B-189, 2015. Vintage radio speaker fabric. 17 3/8 x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

The Drawing Center will present two performances organized by Thessia Machado, an artist whose cross-media performance practice addresses the links between sound and drawing.


Thessia Manchado’s practice explores the innate relationships between sound and visual perception. For her performance at The Drawing Center, she will be playing a handmade sculptural instrument that she is building as a resident of Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center.


Ranjit Bhavnagar is a sound sculptor who creates an instrument every day as part of an ongoing series. Each of Bhavnagar's instruments is made from found objects that have been transformed into noise-making sculptures.


Image: Gabriel de la Mora, B-189, 2015. Vintage radio speaker fabric. 17 3/8 x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

6:30PM Aug 25, 2016

Performance

Gabriel de la Mora: Sound Inscriptions on Fabric

Gabriel de la Mora, //B-189//, 2015. Vintage radio speaker fabric. 17 3/8  x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Gabriel de la Mora, //B-189//, 2015. Vintage radio speaker fabric. 17 3/8  x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Gabriel de la Mora, //B-189//, 2015. Vintage radio speaker fabric. 17 3/8  x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Gabriel de la Mora, B-189, 2015. Vintage radio speaker fabric. 17 3/8 x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

The Drawing Center will present two performances organized by Thessia Machado, an artist whose cross-media performance practice addresses the links between sound and drawing.


Lea Bertucci is a musician who alters traditional instruments to act as vehicles for surround sound. In addition to composing music, Bertucci creates graphical scores that re-imagine the manner in which sound is spatialized.


Lori Napoleon is an experimental musician whose found performs practice utilizes obsolete phone equipment that she transforms into modular synthesizers and sequencers.


Image: Gabriel de la Mora, B-189, 2015. Vintage radio speaker fabric. 17 3/8 x 12 5/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.