For Does It Fold? in The Lab, multi-disciplinary artist David Scher will appear alongside special guests for three nights of performances. In dialogue with a pop-up exhibition of Scher’s sketchbooks and musical scores, there will be poetry readings by Brian Dewan, Jeff Dolven, and Aaron Kunin, along with musical performances by Sean Eden, Timothy Kane, and Paul Scher. Discussions will focus on the dreamlike landscapes, figures, and follies that fill the more than 1200 sketchbooks Scher has created over nearly six decades of drawing. While giving life to the symbols and storylines that crisscross Scher’s sketches, Does It Fold? will celebrate the impulse to draw and Scher’s own stream-of-consciousness practice that beclouds boundaries between the real world and the imaginary.
Image: David Scher, Excerpt from sketchbooks. Courtesy of the artist.