The Station Museum of Contemporary Art wishes to announce the opening of the major solo-exhibition A Thousand Tongues Burn and Sing by James Drake. The exhibition will open Saturday, October 16, 2010, from 7-10 pm, with refreshments and music.
James Drake’s videos, drawings, sculptures, poetry, and installations reflect his understanding of Man’s place in nature and the presumptions and the psychological struggle that often result in tragedy. In his works of art, James Drake’s personal journey across the harsh desert of self-reflection reveals the starkness of the political and social unrest afflicting Man. The Trophy Room installation powerfully expresses that violence is symptomatic of the duality between animality and humanity. The series Exit Juarez addresses Drake’s concern over the hardships and violence in the border towns of El Paso and Juarez. Included in the exhibition are two charcoal drawings titled A Thousand Tongues Burn and Sing dealing with language, that is, the ability it possesses to both separate and unify.
Born in Lubbock, Texas in 1946, James Drake spent his early years in Guatemala, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas. He currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has been included in many exhibitions, both solo and group, most notably the Whitney Biennial 2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the 52nd International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy in 2007.
The work of James Drake will be on view October 16, 2010 through January 9, 2011.
The Station Museum of Contemporary Art is located in Midtown on the corner of
Alabama and La Branch. The museum is open Wednesday – Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm.
Admission is always free. Please call to schedule tours: 713.529.6900