Monday, August 13, 2012

Elizabeth Hoak-Doering

The range of work produced by Elizabeth Hoak-Doering is sweeping and thoughtful, with drawing residing both at the core and on the periphery, depending on the project at hand.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Caleb Coppock

Today's quest for champions of transdisciplinary drawing yields Caleb Coppock.  From his exquisitely-rendered Compost Drawings to the Graphite Sequencer project, Coppock is playing some gorgeous games with mark and layer, sound and light.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Kids Draw the News

Fairly freshly launched by the good people at the NYT, Kids Draw the News is just what it sounds like - people under twelve making graphic renderings of current events, to be submitted to the New York Times' City Room blog.  Each assignment is based on one NY-local news-worthy episode; parents are encouraged to read the article along with their children to put the news in context.  This week, we have the "Pharaoh Bloomberg Incident" in which an unabashed poke at the Mayor caused the head of the City Council to "get mad and walk out" of a wage rally. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

For the Love of Detail

This April, in lieu of late valentines cards, friends keep sending me links to Google Art Project. If you have not yet given it a go, it's kind of like looking through a very intimate telescope at the moon - you know it's a luscious round rock in the sky, but once you see the craters, you fall in love all over again.
is but one collection among many, but the preponderance of drawings gets the link.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Sun K Kwak

Sun K Kwak translates the bodily gesture through masking tape, drawing space with bold lines directly affixed to the wall.

I was lucky enough to share gallery space recently with Sun, in Drawing Beyond, a group show in Princeton, NJ, curated by Marsha Levin-Rojer.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Commerce, We Have Arrived

Next week in Paris begins the sixth edition of the first international art fair dedicated exclusively to contemporary drawing. Drawing Now Paris brings together 82 galleries, in conjunction with a host of cultural events around the city.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Exquisite Corpse-ing at the MoMA

Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration opens Wednesday at the Museum of Modern Art (NY), and runs through July 9. I find it curious that whenever we do an exquisite corpse project in a class (usually once a term), there is as much fascination over the name as there is in the drawings that result. After reading this history of the practice, I like to think "Senegal Oyster" came in a close second.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Michael Namkung

I have been dancing around this (ha ha) with recent posts about the kinesthetics of full-body drawing; today begins a series of posts relating to people who unabashedly put the body at the center of their drawing practice.

Michael Namkung, San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


In 12 Drawings a Day, Denis Chapon brings his sketchbook vibrantly to life.

12 Drawings a Day - 12 Dessins par Jour from Denis Chapon on Vimeo.

Some Thoughts on Process

In conjunction with an exhibition currently up at Colorado State University, I was interviewed about my thoughts on the drawing process. I have decided that interviews are much more enjoyable than writing artist statements - thank you CSU!