Curated by Joelle Jensen
Exhibition: March 4 – May 15, 2010
Featuring work by:
Baxter St at CCNY is proud to present Drawing Pictures, an exhibition of four contemporary photographers who employ drawing to push the boundaries of both media. While ultimately photographic, the artist‘s hand permeates each image. The explicit surfaces in each print prevent entry into the picture plane and prohibit escape into photographic illusion. Simultaneously, the mechanical process of photography suppresses the act of hand rendering. Drawing Pictures is the third in a recently founded series of guest curated exhibitions at Baxter St at CCNY.
The artists in Drawing Pictures manipulate photographs by hand, adding physical and metaphorical layers through a hybrid process. Their images convey a physical engagement with complex subject matter. None of these artists are content to use the camera as a straightforward observational tool. They utilize Jasper Johns’ methodology-“Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it.”–expanding the boundaries of the medium.