12-8 PM May 07, 2015 - Jun 25, 2015

Artists in Residence

Ryan and Trevor Oakes

The Drawing Center has commissioned artists Ryan and Trevor Oakes to use the exhibition Portraits from the École des Beaux-Arts Paris as a platform to further explore the genre of portraiture.

For eight consecutive Thursdays, May 7–June 25, the artists will be in residence in our Main Gallery. Using their unique drawing techniques, they will create a group “portrait” of our space and of visitors to our gallery. One can request an hour-long reservation for a portrait sitting by emailing

Image: Ryan and Trevor Oakes, Geneva Snowscape 1, 2014. Oil paint on aluminum, 9 1/2 x 10 x 1 inches.

Noon-6pm May 30, 2015


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Balmori Associates’ Meditation Room: Horizon, 2015.

Read a conversation between Diana Balmori and our Director Brett Littman here.

For IDEAS CITY 2015, The Drawing Center presents Balmori Associates’ Meditation Room: Horizon a constructed continuous wall of paper where the overlapping of two dot matrix systems comes together to create a visible horizon. A city is distinguished by the presence of multiple horizon lines stacked one over another. Meditation Room: Horizon explores basic traits of landscape, in this case, the effect of an expansive open horizon – water and sky – inside a busy urban one.

You are invited to med­itate on this concept of the horizon and to draw your interpretation. Diana Balmori will consider drawings made during the street festival for inclusion in a book and exhibition that is in the works.

You can find us in Sara D. Roosevelt Park near the corner of Chrystie and Houston.

Produced by Education Director, Aimee Good.

Art materials for Meditation Room: Horizon provided by Canson and Faber-Castell.

Image: Balmori Associates’ Meditation Room: Horizon, 2015.