How I Learned to Draw

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Untitled( two pirates), 1991-96 Crayon On Paper 12" X 16" © Lowell Darling
How I Learned to Draw

1206 13th Ave
Oakland, CA 94606
November 8th, 2014 - December 6th, 2014
Opening: November 8th, 2014 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

East Bay
By appointment Call 510-415-8791 or email:
Lowell Darling, Random Parts, drawings, california conceptual artist, landscape, drawing, conceptual


Random Parts

1206 13th Avenue

Oakland, CA, 94606

Tel: 510-415-8791

Lowell Darling

How I Learned to Draw

November 8 - December 6

Opening reception and book signing:  Saturday, November 8, 3:00 to 7:00 pm



Random Parts is pleased to present How I Learned To Draw, a solo exhibition by California conceptual artist, Lowell Darling. For his show at Random Parts, Darling will focus on two series of drawings - his collaborative drawings with his daughters and his Shirt Pocket Forest Drawings.  The former is a collaboration with his two daughters, Sophie and Ruby Darling,  that date back from the early 1990’s when the girls were young children.  Acting as an “art fairy”, Darling would color in the drawings while the girls slept.  During this same time, Darling started to make his Skull Field Drawings based on his daily walks in the Sonoma County forest.  At Random Parts, Darling will show his series, Shirt Pocket Forest Drawings, an intimate group of smaller drawings from the Skull Field Drawings series.  

Lowell Darling is known for his conceptual art from the 70’s onward which include such notable works as  “Urban Acupuncture”, running for governor of California in 1978 and 2010, starting an art school, “Fat City School of Finds Arts”, and the Hollywood Archaeology series, just to name a few.  He has exhibited in museums and galleries all over the world, including most recently Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981, Los Angeles  Museum of Contemporary Art, and State of Mind, New California Art Circa 1970, that traveled from Orange County Museum to the Berkeley Art Museum.

During the opening reception, Darling will be available to sign his new book, Skull Field Drawings,  published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. A limited number of books will be available for purchase at the gallery.

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