Curated by William Corwin, George and Jørgen are pleased to present group exhibition “Prophetic Diagrams” featuring works by over 30 artists.
Corwin's essay for the exhibition is inspired by the illustrations in an 18th century book of black magic that he discovered in a dumpster in Greenwich Village in 1993. Assembling a diverse group of established and emerging artists from the UK and New York, he invited them to respond to his essay. The artists then created or chose a piece from their own collection to put in the show.
The exhibition explores the role that drawing plays within an artist’s practice. Corwin explains that “drawing is so often subsumed as a very practical preparatory act of the artist, or, in an effort to be very not-preparatory, it can often be very finished—very inky, or very big—but the theme of this exhibition, prophetic drawings, is more about the artist’s preparing their thinking, not necessarily for anything in particular, but a necessary ordering of the universe, asummoning of the artistic spirits.”
Artists exhibiting: Chris Baker, Mike Ballou, Nathaniel Mellors and Chris Bloor, William Corwin, Rose Davey, Julius Doehner, Claire Dorsett, Clara Fialho, Paddy Gould and Roxy Topia, Noah Landfield, Ronnie Landfield, Sarah Lucas, Paulina Michnowska, Roxy Paine, Simon Patterson, Bruce Pearson, Joyce Pensato, Elise Co and Nik Pashenkov, Dan Perfect, James Pimperton, Nathlie Provosty, Fiona Rae, Nick Roberts, Bob and Roberta, Smith Ellen Stanford, Carin Riley, Gaetan Sigonney, Sandi Slone, Lucy Skaer, Pinky Tesfay James Trimmer, Jessica Voorsanger, Tom Webb, Andy Wicks, Holly Zausner.