Please join us Thursday, October 6 for the opening receptions of Cecily Brown: Rehearsal, Olga Chernysheva: Vague Accent, Open Sessions 8: Planes and Corridors, and Gary Simmons: Ghost Reels.
The event is FREE and open to the public.
This October in our Main Gallery, The Drawing Center presents Cecily Brown: Rehearsal, the artist’s first solo museum show in New York and the first exhibition dedicated to her drawings. Arranged thematically, the more than eighty small drawings, large-scale works, and sketchbooks on view will foreground Brown’s iterative reworking of motifs from her wide-reaching arsenal of source material.
In our Drawing Room gallery, Olga Chernysheva: Vague Accent is a series of drawings the Moscow-based artist made during a month-long visit to New York in November 2015. This new work is a departure for the Chernysheva: although she has depicted the urban landscape throughout her career, her focus has been her home country.
Concurrently in the Lab Open Sessions 8: Planes and Corridors is a group exhibition which considers drawing as a shifting outline around narratives of alienation, proximity and distance. The exhibition includes artists ruby onyinyechi amanze, Eric Ramos Guerrero, Nsenga Knight, Lei Lei, James Mercer, Edwin Torres, and Ezra Wube.
In addition, for our next stairwell wall drawing Gary Simmons will create a text-based work consisting of names of African American actors and actresses from the early days of silent film. The artist describes the installation, whose scroll-like format recalls movie “credit-crawls” frozen in mid-motion, as invoking “the memories of actors that have been blurred in the history of Hollywood film…".
Cecily Brown, Untitled (Paradise), 2014. Watercolor, ink, and ballpoint pen on paper, 14 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist.