Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Jacqueline Bishop on Claire Gilman, Drawing Center Curator

"In a sense," she said, "every show that we put on seeks to answer the question of what drawing is. In every show we are asking the same question, while providing very different answers. We are always trying, in our shows, to test the boundaries of what is immediately apprehensible as drawing. I have a more intuitive sense of what drawing is, but I would say that more than anything else it has to do with a line, with passage from one place to another. Whereas painting is more concerned with being an all-over composition on a contained surface, drawing is about the linear path from one place to another."

Read more on Claire Gilman, Drawing Center Curator, in the Huffington Post article by Jacqueline Bishop.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Pulled from the Headlines

All the arguments you'll need, should you have to defend drawing's place in The Curriculum:

Why drawing needs to be a curriculum essential - Anita Taylor, The Guardian UK, May 29, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Thinking Through Drawing - 2013 Conference Proceedings

The complete proceedings from the 2013 Drawing Research Network Conference held this past October in New York, hosted by Columbia University and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, are now available online in pdf form.  This is an invaluable document, presenting a range of papers that examine the relationship between pedagogy, drawing, and cognition, from practitioners worldwide.  From the links between medicine and drawing, to drawing and a philosophy of mind, the papers cover vast and deep territory. Should you be interested in collaborative drawing, my paper on three collaborative drawing projects begins on page 166.  Be sure to look at past years' conference proceedings as well.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Court Drawn

A striking portrait of the career of courtroom sketch artist Gary Myrick, this short documentary by Ramtin Ninzad for the New York Times' Op Doc series is also commentary on the wane of attention and empathy.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Graphic Detail

The Economist website sports a feature I have just discovered and quickly fallen for, called Graphic Detail.  A new visual element every day, from charts, to maps, to drawings, GD provides insight into the news in a visually explicit and textured way.  This very recent set of drawn insights into the building of the Eurotunnel sheds light on the inventional strengths of the pen in hand.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Jane Fine - Drawings and Pours

The Drawing Program at the University of South Carolina is thrilled to welcome artist Jane Fine as our visiting artist this week.  Jane's work exemplifies the notion of a hybrid drawing practice, moving fluidly between ways of making on the page, resulting in a raucous tumble of visual thought.