Portraiture Now: Drawing on the Edge
November 16, 2012 - August 18, 2013
Drawings are traditionally admired for their directness, as the most immediate transcription—from eye to hand to paper—of an artist’s imagination. Over the past two decades, however, contemporary artists have moved beyond the quick sketch, compositional study, or memory aid to embrace drawing with new enthusiasm and ambition. The six artists in this exhibition— Mequitta Ahuja, Mary Borgman, Adam Chapman, Ben Durham, Till Freiwald, and Rob Matthews—exemplify this trend with different approaches but the same energized commitment.