Peter Blum is pleased to announce the exhibition Drawing a Line in the Sand, a group exhibition of works on paper opening on February 2nd at Peter Blum Soho, 99 Wooster Street, New York. An opening reception will be held on Thursday February 2nd from 6-8pm.
Drawing a Line in the Sand is a continuation of the gallery’s ongoing interest in drawing. It follows the tradition begun with earlier exhibitions such as Drawing a Line and Crossing it (1997) and Line and Surface (2006).
Over the past century the definition of drawing has broadened its boundaries significantly. As drawings were once perceived as preparations for other artworks or illustrative images, they have in recent times transformed into an art form that stands on its own. Like with painting and sculpture, artists have pushed the limits of drawing, expanding the meaning of line and surface.
Drawing a Line in the Sand presents an array of drawings by twelve artists spanning a period from the 1960’s to the present. Focusing on the importance of the line, the artists in the exhibition employ a variety of methods and materials such as pencil, graphite, charcoal, watercolor, enamel and even the folding of paper, expanding the definition of the drawing and the possibilities of the medium.