“My issue: I keep finding books, articles and galleries that promote American art produced by only one group of Americans. I know there are galleries that show specialized artists, African American, Haitian, Cuban, Latino, many of which also show artists of European descent. I understand a niche gallery. I don’t understand saying a gallery is showing American art and then only shows a segment of American artists that seem to exclude artists on racial terms, probably without a second or even first thought about it.”—Joyce Owens: Artist On Art: American artists still face segregation… (via daniellescruggs)
My work for this show includes an installation of a selection of my daily drawings, a performance installation for opening night (in which I provided instructions for participants to draw on a blank wall), and an evolving installation that I will be working on in the space for the duration of the show.
labotanica presents Extended Drawing a new exhibition about experimental approaches to drawing. Through photography, film, performance, site-specific installations, and public art, artists extend the medium of drawing beyond its traditional mode of representation. Exhibiting artists use drawing as a vehicle to explore ritual, participation, documentation, and social interaction. Artists include Regina Agu, Aisen Caro Chacin, Melanie Jamison, Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez, Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud, Tyrone Saunders, Carrie Schneider, and Christina Summers.