HELEN MARTEN and WALTER PRICE in Drawing in the Continuous Present at The Drawing Center

Walter Price, Spectators Hope, 2021. Graphite, wax pencil, stickers, PVC glue, color pencil, acrylic, collage, and gaffer tape on board, 40 1/4 x 32 inches (102.2 x 81.3 cm).

Drawing in the Continuous Present

The Drawing Center

Mar 10 – May 22, 2022

Featuring drawings by thirteen international artists, Drawing in the Continuous Present will explore how a new generation of artists is placing drawing at the center of contemporary art discourse. The exhibition will bring together works on paper by some of today’s most significant artistic voices, including Michael Armitage, Javier Barrios, Jesse Darling, Maren Karlson, Christine Sun Kim, Helen Marten, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Julien Nguyen, Sanou Oumar, Walter Price, Florencia Rodriguez Giles, Johanna Unzueta, and He Xiangyu.

Drawing in the Continuous Present takes its title from Gertrude Stein’s coinage of the term “continuous present,” which the artist Amy Sillman used to describe a key element of drawing. The notion of the “continuous present” provides a metaphor for the ways in which the featured artists employ drawing’s immediacy to mediate their relationships with the world. Guided by The Drawing Center’s long-standing support of contemporary drawing practices and practitioners, Drawing in the Continuous Present will highlight modes of drawing that reflect a multiplicity of experience and a diversity of artistic production.

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