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Drawn from Photography

June 21 – August 19, 2012


This group exhibition focused on a growing trend within drawing: the meticulous translation of images from photographs and photo-based media. Concentrating on instances of social and political transformation, the artists featured in the exhibition present a novel approach to the drawn medium. In their hands, drawing as rote translation signals a desire for agency coupled with a sense of the distance between “reality out there”; and our attempts to comprehend or transform it.

Artists: D-L Alvarez, Andrea Bowers, Fernando Bryce, Sam Durant, Richard Forster, Ewan Gibbs, Karl Haendel, Emily Prince, Frank Selby, Paul Sietsema, Mary Temple, and Christian Tomaszewski

Drawn from Photography is organized by The Drawing Center, New York, and curated by Claire Gilman.