Giu/ Watercolor on paper, 2008 / Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City

Giu/ Watercolor on paper, 2008 / Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City
 

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.