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Eli Ridgway Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Comedy Drawing School
172 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

January 17th, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
© Courtesy of the Artist and Eli Ridgway Gallery
Tues - Sat, 11am - 6pm
In conjunction with Lindsey White's current solo exhibition, Matter of Fact, Eli Ridgway Gallery presents Comedy Drawing School, a one-night event that combines the artist's love of stand-up comedy with her ambitions in the field of life drawing. The first iteration of CDS took place last January at Will Brown, the experimental exhibition space White operates alongside Jordan Stein and David Kasprzak. One of their most popular events to date, CDS produces round after round of undeniably hilarious sketches.

Eli Ridgway Gallery and Will Brown team up with a cast of local laugh artists for this second installment of life drawing inspired by stand-up comedy. We'll provide the chairs, easels, paper, pencils, and alcohol. Comedians provide short sets and get drawn by the audience. 

Comedians include:

Shanti Charan
David Gborie
Jay Austin Graham
Nato Green
Adrian McNair
Kevin O'Shea

Hosted by George Chen 


Lindsey White is an Oklahoma native who lives and works in San Francisco, CA. She has exhibited in San Francisco at Eli Ridgway Gallery, Southern Exposure, New Langton Arts, and Headlands Center for the Arts, and nationally and internationally at the New York Book Fair, Aurora Picture Show in Houston, TX, and the Deadpan Exchange II Festival in Berlin. She was a 2010 Artist-in-Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts and was a recipient of the 2008-2009 Fellowship at the Kala Institute of Art in Berkeley, CA. Most recently, White was a finalist for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art SECA award in 2010 and 2012.She currently teaches photography and video at the San Francisco Arts Institute.

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