Open Sessions 11, the final exhibition of the program’s 2016–17 cycle, will feature Danielle Dean, Olalekan Jeyifous, Jennifer Reiland, Slinko, and Hong-An Truong. Open Sessions is a hybrid exhibition/residency program created by Lisa Sigal and Nova Benway, Open Sessions Curators. It provides unique opportunities for selected artists to find new approaches for contextualizing and exhibiting their work through exhibitions, public programs, workshops, and working dinners. The artists selected for Open Sessions may or may not draw as their primary means of art-making. The two-year program engages musicians, architects, dancers, poets—anyone who is interested in expanding the boundaries of drawing. Open Sessions artists work together to create a dynamic, continuous conversation, viewing drawing as an activity rather than a product.
Image: Slinko, Economy of Means, 2016. Video still. Courtesy of the artist.