Join us on Thursday, September 26 from 6 to 8pm for the opening reception of Sean Scully: Change and Horizontals and Alexis Rockman: Drawings from Life of Pi.
Filling the Main Gallery, Sean Scully: Change and Horizontals comprises Sean Scully’s (b. 1945, Dublin, Ireland) acrylic, ink, graphite, and masking-tape drawings from 1974–75—presented together for the first time in over 30 years—as well as two large-scale paintings from the same period and one of the artist’s personal notebooks.Executed in London and New York City respectively, the Change and Horizontals drawings, along with their preparatory sketches and never-before-seen experimental typewriter drawings from the same period, highlight Scully’s core concern with line and color’s relation to place. Viewed together, the works chart an evolution of composition and gesture that provides unique insight into this artist’s singular aesthetic.
Presented in the Drawing Room and the Lab, Alexis Rockman: Drawings from Life of Pi comprises drawings that were the first stage in the development of the fantastical, imaginary world of Life of Pi, a 2012 feature film directed by Ang Lee. Though most artistic contributions to cinema are dependent on photo-realism or cartoon-like illustration, Rockman’s images are fluid, intimate, and dynamic in a way that only drawing can capture. The exhibition will provide The Drawing Center with a unique opportunity to explore the relationship between visual art—specifically drawing—and commercial filmmaking.
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