Artists Draw Their Studios
September 14, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Invited by artist and guest curator, Michelle Weinberg, more than 50 artists will contribute drawings of their workplaces in a unique project that exposes the diverse ways that artists perceive their own creative work and lives.
Part of this group are artists who participated in THE LINE DRAWING PROJECT; Julie Davidow, Joana Fischer, Felice Grodin, Gabriele Gutwirth, Michelle A.M. Miller, Donna Ruff, Karen Snouffer and Sara Stites.
Saturday, September 14, 5 - 8 pm
Free for members, $10 for non members
Conversation on Artists' studio practice
Sunday, October 6, 2 - 4 pm
Free for members, $7 for non members
The drawings demonstrate the diverse ways that artists perceive their own work places and lives.What is a workplace like when the conventional definitions of work and play don’t apply? At a moment when art districts are tourist destinations and artworks operate like financial instruments in a booming art market, Artists Draw Their Studios is an opportunity for the public to appreciate the intimate and eccentric relationships artists have with their own workplaces. No guidelines have been given other than that the works be predominantly drawing. Artists at different stages of their careers have been invited to participate. Some drawings are observational, others conceptual representations of a studio. Some studios may be traditional, with easels and paint-spattered rags, others may be virtual, exisiting only in electronic format. Some artists are always on the move, others in long-term situations tethered to their home lives. Nomadic, co-working, and tele-commuting work styles have up-ended our pictures of work and workspaces across society. A pressurized directive for everyone to be more entrepreneurial has ratcheted up stress and erased boundaries of work and home, public and private. Artists Draw Their Studios will reveal how the ultimate self-directed “workers” inhabit their spaces. The majority of the artists participating are located in New York and South Florida, but several hail from other US regions and other countries. The roster is expected to expand.
Participating artists include:
Maria Theresa Barbist
Carol K. Brown
Nereida Garcia Ferraz
Francie Bishop Good
Michelle A.M. Miller
Khaulah Naima Nuruddin
Patricia Schnall Gutierrez
This exhibition is produced in collaboration with Available Space, supporting artist initiatives. Availablespaceishere.com
Michelle A.M. Miller