The Intuitionists is a collaborative project organized by artists Heather Hart, Steffani Jemison, and Jina Valentine inspired by Colson Whitehead's novel The Intuitionist. The book is a work of speculative fiction that explores the relationship between progress, technology, and difference. Hart, Jemison, and Valentine used phrases from the text as inspiration for unusual keywords used to search The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program database.
Over 60 artists were invited to submit works that responded to a particular phrase, which has also determined the sequence in which the art will be hung. This show will be the last Selections show as The Drawing Center prepares to transition to our new program to support emerging artists, Open Sessions.
The Intuitionists will be on display from July 11 - August 24. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 10, from 6-8 p.m.
Images: Manfred Kirschner, Kunsttheorieuntersetzer - Lila-Mae, 2014. Drawing/C-print, 11 7/10 x 8 3/10 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Patrick Earl Hammie, Platform, 2014. Oil on mylar, 84 x 11 inches. Courtesy of the artist.