For many artists, drawing is not preliminary – it is primary. The artists in this exhibition unhinge our expectations of drawing as a medium, using mark-making, in all its manifestations, to create images and narratives that reflect the shifting realities of an anxious age.
"Government instability, a barrage of media information, the day to day chaos of our everyday lives; how do artists navigate through the disarray? Pushing the Line: Drawing in an Age of Anxiety, a new exhibition at ArtsWestchester, attempts to answer this very question. The innovative show promises to challenge the public perception of drawing, expanding it from a mere practice of study to an art form in and of itself. More than simple charcoal or pencil drawings, twelve artists use ink, heat plates, pastels and even tape and mud to create unconventional work that reflects their reactions to the uncertainty and commotion that exists in our current world. Curated by Neil Watson, former executive director of the Katonah Museum of Art and recently appointed executive director of the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, N.Y., Pushing the Line features the work of several notable artists and will run from October 24 through November 30. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, October 24, 2013, from 6:00-8:30pm."
RSVP for opening to LBanks@artswestchester.org