June 19 - August 15, 2010
Curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey
Special Guest Curator for Mexico: Miguel Calderon Museum
Director: Cristina Faesler
DRAW is the largest contemporary drawing exhibition to emerge out of New York City. It is a must-see art exhibition featuring original drawings by more than 350 artists in the illustration, graffiti, tattoo, literature, design, animation, skateboard, music, psychedelic art worlds. The show is a tribute to the often-underrated but fundamental building block of visual and graphic art: the drawing.
Artists whose original works are in the show include : Chris Johanson, Terence Koh, Dan Colen, Aurel Schmidt , Benjamin Cho, DAZE, R. Crumb, Alex Grey, HR Giger, Clive Barker, Robert Williams, Mark Ryden, Wes Lang, Eric White, Rich Jacobs, Barry McGee, Rick Griffin, Ron English, Neck Face, Tim Biskup, Ed Templeton, Mark Gonzales, Jack Rudy, Derek Hess, David Byrne, Mark Dean Veca, Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Kevin Long/Spanky, Hank Williams III, WK Interact, Jose Manuel Schmill , Shawn Barber, Doze Green, Kevin Llewellyn, Tara McPherson and many many more.
After four years of gallery exhibitions, DRAW will have it's museum debut at Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico, one of Mexico City's finest museums. The opening is on June 19, 2010 and will exhibit through August 15, 2010. To coincide with the exhibition, the museum will be publishing a book for worldwide distribution to contemporary museum bookstores around the world. Carlo McCormick, one of the most respected art writers and curators in the U.S. will be writing an introductory essay for the book.
DRAW debuted in October of 2006 at NYC’s Fuse Gallery to phenomenal response from audience and press alike. It had an equally impressive showing during the SXSW 2007 Music, Film + Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. It was the most well-attended opening to date for East London’s leading contemporary art gallery, StolenSpace and most recently, the exhibit drew over 2000 people to its San Francisco debut at Shooting Gallery.
With each showing of DRAW the collection has increased in scope through additional curation by hosting galleries and through the word of mouth that develops with a project of this magnitude. In keeping with this evolution, a select group of contemporary artists from Mexico will be curated by Miguel Calderon to participate in DRAW:Mexico. Their work will remain in the collection as DRAW is currently on a world tour with future showings in Tokyo, Paris, Milan, Vienna, Los Angele's, Barcelona and Berlin. DRAW is planned as a 15 year project that will continue to morph and evolve throughout the years as a monolith of creativity.
The DRAW artist list is widespread and spans multiple decades, movements, genres, mediums and continents. As vast as the list is, the DRAW curators all have personal connections with all of the artists. In essence it's a friends and family project built of years of interaction and collaboration. DRAW exists as an ongoing document of a collective movement that originated out of a 500 square foot gallery (Fuse Gallery) in the back of Lit Lounge in NYC.
In terms of a museum collection, DRAW is as unique and original as its creators and participants. Each subsequent showing brings a further exploration and definition of what a drawing is and what purpose it serves. Our material world is built on drawings. From the great masterpieces to the world's iconic buildings, it's cars, fashion and the simple tools we use in our daily life were for the most part conceived and developed from a simple sketch. Before there was word, there was the drawing.
DRAW is curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey with guest curators Tim Barber, Miguel Calderon, Joseph Ian Henrikson, Lisa Lebofsky, Jacaeber Kastor, Justin Giarla, Jamie O’Shea, Matt Campbell, Damian Weinkrantz, Les Barany, Sto, D* Face, Jonathan Levine, Tony Cox.
Just added with great honor, the Mexico City artists: Selección Mexico DRAW José Luis Sánchez Rull, Daniel Guzman, Alejandra España, Tania Ximena, Gerardo Monsivais, Mauricio Limon, Daphne Bally, Marcos Castro, Emilio Valdez, Marco Rountree, Miki Guadamur, Roberto Turnbull, Pia Camil, Gabriel Acevedo P., Federico Schott, Jessy Bulbo, Mariana Magdaleno Lopez, Alejandro Garcia Contreras, Manuel Mathar, Alexis Chaunac, Stephen Mascatello, Greta Gamboa, Jimena Schaepfler, Theo Michael, Edgar Orlaineta, Mariano Villalobos, Tatiana Musi, Julio Morales, Ricardo Harispuru, Edgar Orlaineta, Sergio Gutiérrez Aragón, Blanca González Hernández, Alejandro Magallanes
For interviews with the curators and high-res photos please contact:
Lisa Lebofsky, Fuse Gallery NYC
New work for Mexico City!
soosan joon silanee, 2010
mix media on paper, 9x10
Work below for DRAW, San Francisco, '09, and now Mexico.
Check out all artist's work HERE.