Drawings by Sculptors

Organized by Carl D'Alvia with works by Lotte Andersen, Richard Artschwager, Leilah Babirye, Darren Bader, Olga Balema, Frank Benson, Huma Bhabha, Amy Brener, Ernesto Burgos, Tom Burr, Kat Chamberlin, Wells Chandler, Nicole Cherubini, Christo, Susan Classen Sullivan, Michael de Lucia, Woody De Othello, Michael Dean, Leah Dixon, Madeline Donahue, Michael E. Smith. Jes Fan, Lauren Fejarang, Jackie Ferrara, Tom Friedman, Nikita Gale, Daniel Giordano, Harry Gould Harvey IV, Rachel Harrison, Sue Havens, Marguerite Humeau, Ryan Johnson, Laurie Kang, Josh Kline, Fawn Krieger, Ajay Kurian, Gracelee Lawrence, Mark Leckey, Michelle Lopez, Nancy Lupo, Rosemary Mayer, Ohad Meromi, Ragen Moss, Paul Myoda, Brandon Ndife, John Newman, Claes Oldenburg, Sarah Oppenheimer, Louis Osmosis, Catalina Ouyang, Virginia Overton, Jennifer Paige Cohen, Bayne Peterson, Judy Pfaff, Oren Pinhassi, Ken Price, Richard Rezac, Libby Rothfeld, Talia Rudofsky, Alan Saret, Loup Sarion, Michelle Segre, Anna Sew Hoy, David Shaw, Arlene Shechet, Fin Simonetti, Jennifer Sirey, Sissi, Kiki Smith, Jessica Stockholder, Chang Sujung, Tianyi Sun, Catherine Telford Keogh, Alina Tenser, Sarah Tortora, Alix Vernet, Danh Võ, Kristin Walsh, Nari Ward, Lawrence Weiner, H.C. Westermann, Ryan Wilde, Jesse Wine, B. Wurtz, and Tamara Zahaykevich

Left to right: Marguerite Humeau, Sarah Oppenheimer, Josh Kline, Michelle Lopez, Tom Burr, Michelle Segre, Claes Oldenburg, Rachel Harrison, Jennifer Paige Cohen, B. Wurtz, Woody De Othello, Michael DeLucia, Arlene Shechet, Jackie Ferrara, Oren Pinhassi, Brandon Ndife, Loup Sarion, Catherine Telford Keogh, Alan Saret, Tianyi Sun

Left to right: Catalina Ouyang, Virginia Overton, Jesse Wine, Richard Artschwager, Laurie Kang, Jessica Stockholder
Left to right: Jennifer Sirey, Richard Rezac, Ken Price, Danh Võ, Louis Osmosis, Ajay Kurian, Rosemary Mayer, Ragen Moss, Richard Artschwager, Nikita Gale, Lawrence Weiner
Left to right: Olga Balema, Christo, Michael E. Smith, Frank Benson, Nari Ward, Kristin Walsh, Huma Bhabha, Marguerite Humeau
Left to right: Tom Friedman, Madeline Donahue, David Shaw, Chang Sujung, Sarah Tortora, Paul Myoda, Daniel Giordano, Alix Vernet, Nicole Cherubini, Ryan Johnson, Judy Pfaff, John Newman, Leah Dixon, Tamara Zahaykevich, Gracelee Lawrence, Fawn Krieger
Left to right: Lotte Andersen, Harry Gould Harvey IV, Ryan Wilde, Ohad Meromi, Bayne Peterson, Michelle Segre, Sue Havens, Anna Sew Hoy, Fin Simonetti, Kiki Smith, Alina Tenser, Lauren Fejarang, Susan Classen Sullivan, Libby Rothfeld, Darren Bader, Michael DeLucia, Talia Rudofsky, Jes Fan, Ernesto Burgos, Leilah Babirye, H.C. Westermann, Kat Chamberlin, Michael Dean, Mark Leckey

5 Jan–11 Feb 2023
Drawings by Sculptors
Organized by Carl D'Alvia with works by Lotte Andersen, Richard Artschwager, Leilah Babirye, Darren Bader, Olga Balema, Frank Benson, Huma Bhabha, Amy Brener, Ernesto Burgos, Tom Burr, Kat Chamberlin, Wells Chandler, Nicole Cherubini, Christo, Susan Classen Sullivan, Michael de Lucia, Woody De Othello, Michael Dean, Leah Dixon, Madeline Donahue, Michael E. Smith. Jes Fan, Lauren Fejarang, Jackie Ferrara, Tom Friedman, Nikita Gale, Daniel Giordano, Harry Gould Harvey IV, Rachel Harrison, Sue Havens, Marguerite Humeau, Ryan Johnson, Laurie Kang, Josh Kline, Fawn Krieger, Ajay Kurian, Gracelee Lawrence, Mark Leckey, Michelle Lopez, Nancy Lupo, Rosemary Mayer, Ohad Meromi, Ragen Moss, Paul Myoda, Brandon Ndife, John Newman, Claes Oldenburg, Sarah Oppenheimer, Louis Osmosis, Catalina Ouyang, Virginia Overton, Jennifer Paige Cohen, Bayne Peterson, Judy Pfaff, Oren Pinhassi, Ken Price, Richard Rezac, Libby Rothfeld, Talia Rudofsky, Alan Saret, Loup Sarion, Michelle Segre, Anna Sew Hoy, David Shaw, Arlene Shechet, Fin Simonetti, Jennifer Sirey, Sissi, Kiki Smith, Jessica Stockholder, Chang Sujung, Tianyi Sun, Catherine Telford Keogh, Alina Tenser, Sarah Tortora, Alix Vernet, Danh Võ, Kristin Walsh, Nari Ward, Lawrence Weiner, H.C. Westermann, Ryan Wilde, Jesse Wine, B. Wurtz, and Tamara Zahaykevich

The New Yorker, The New York Times

Helena Anrather is pleased to announce an exhibition curated by Carl D’Alvia titled Drawings by Sculptors. 

A few years ago, as he embarked on a series of new works, sculptor Carl D’Alvia noticed an unconscious shift in his drawing method; as if making new work required drawing in a new way.  He began wondering how other sculptors used the medium, asking around among friends and reaching out to artists he admired. While he quickly found that no one used drawing in quite the same way, the constant was the importance of drawing itself: it seems to play an indispensable role in a vast range of sculptural practices.

To explore this idea, D’Alvia and Helena Anrather Gallery have brought together more than 80 drawings made by sculptors over the last half century.  Works on view run the gamut from quick preparatory sketches used to articulate form, to rigorous technical drawings produced to aid fabrication, to fantastical meditations free from the constraints of real space or physical materials. The result is both an intergenerational dialogue between artistic practices and an intensive conversation between two mediums, revealing how ideas ricochet between drawing and sculpture as each reshapes the other in an ongoing and ever-changing coevolution.

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