August 15 – September 3, 2017
Reception: Thursday, August 24, 5-7 PM
Artists will be drawing August 15 & 16, 12 -3 PM
Loop Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition by JJ Lee, Amy Swartz and Natalie Majaba Waldburger entitled Back to the Drawing Board.
Back to the Drawing Board is an exhibition of the collaborative work of artists-educators at the intersection of process and labour. The show will feature large-scale, mixed media and site-specific installation of collaborative drawings.
Drawing as a visual language can bypass societal classifications including cultural, social, economic and educational barriers. As both an organizational and a decolonization strategy, the show will feature the fluidity of the medium, using a variety of drawing materials (including carbon paper, ballpoint pen, charcoal, graph paper, tape and blood) and methods (collage, photocopying). Through the use of ongoing open-ended drawing processes, the fundamental building blocks of drawing point, perspective, line, value will be the basis for the finished installation, but will also question notions of hierarchy and perceptions of power.
Through the collaborative efforts of the involved artists, this project is a necessary and timely tool to address the ongoing conversation about the complexity, and reality of creative work. The exhibition will include collaborative work created both before the exhibition begins and an in-gallery collaborative drawing performance. The artists will be in attendance on Aug 15th and 16th using the process of drawing as a collaborative and performative activity.
“The Drawing Board” is a newly formed group of artist-educator collaborators JJ Lee, Amy Swartz and Natalie Majaba Waldburger.