For this major two-part exhibition, contemporary American artist Richard Tuttle created a new body of work that expanded the traditional boundaries of drawing. In the main gallery, Tuttle arrayed five clusters of work—what he terms “villages”—consisting of both wall-mounted works and three-dimensional pieces. The exhibition highlighted Tuttle’s extraordinary manipulation of a surprising variety of materials, including traditional drawing media, such as graphite, watercolor, charcoal, colored pencil, and gouache, as well as non-traditional media, such as plywood, string, cardboard, cloth, sawdust, glitter, and Styrofoam.
The second part of the exhibition opened in the Drawing Room on February 5, 2005 and featured a sixth "village" of two-dimensional and three-dimensional work, created in response to the five "villages" presented in the concurrent main gallery exhibition. The second part of this unique pairing of exhibitions offered a chance for Tuttle to be more experimental towards the questions about drawing that he raised in the first exhibition.
Richard Tuttle: It’s A Room for 3 People toured to the Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado from December 9, 2005 - February 5, 2006.