Curation 2017 >Bold and Beautiful, 3/10/17 - 4/8/17
Bold and Beautiful 3/10/17 - 4/8/17
Artist Reception 3/12/17, 3-6p
Workshop/Talk 3/18/17, 3/25/17, 3/26/17, 3-6p
Bold and Beautiful, curated by Anne Trauben, is Drawing Rooms' initial 2017 response to the current challenges we face in this country. The exhibit features drawing, painting, sculpture and installation by Andra Samelson, Anne Trauben, Ben Pranger, Cecile Chong, David French, Jill Scipione, Kathy Cantwell, Patricia Fabricant and Thomas Lendvai, each artist in their own gallery room, who come together to be bold and beautiful in their work, ideas and outlook. According to Anne, “in this political climate we need to be bold and replenish ourselves by looking at beautiful things”. Andra Samelson creates swirling ornate forms with incised lines that refer to microcosmic and macrocosmic occurrences. Anne Trauben explores form in large dark oil pastel drawings, white wire and black and white ceramics. David French’s massive metallic paintings refer to his experience with platinum-based chemotherapy. Thomas Lendvai changes the orientation of the space itself. Patricia Fabricant presents confrontational self portraits. Kathy Cantwell surrounds the viewer with her “Secret Life of Stripes”. Cecile Chong blends cultures in 25 layers of encaustic wax. Ben Pranger makes precarious sculptures of complex sci-fi systems in paper-mache’ and wood. Jill Scipione creates stark, pencil skull portraits of females and developmentally disabled people from historic sources.