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Exhibition: Past Drawn OutJun 21–Aug 06, 2005

Bless This Mess


The immediacy of drawing, the quick connection of hand and line seduces artists. In the process of translating objects and images into drawn works, many artists also translate drawing into other forms, broadening the definition of the medium. Curated by Lorelei Stewart, Drawn Out explores expanded practices of drawing (for example, drawing as sculpture or drawing as video) with works that are both literally sculptural and time-based as well as works that remain two-dimensional but are no less influenced by the new scope of possibilities in drawing.



Terence Hannum, Carlos Amorales, Matt Bryans, Kelly Marie Breslin, Juan William Chavez, Diane Christiansen, Ronald Clark, Vincent Como, Christa Donner, Sasha Earle, Anthony Elms, Kota Ezawa, Dianna Frid, Joanne Greenbaum, Carrie Gundersdorf, violet Hopkins, [Im]Perfect Articles, Kelly Kaczynski, Shona MacDonald, Yuri Masnyj, Japeth Mennes, William J. O'Brien, John Parot, Daniel Pineda, Sumakshi Singh, Shinique Smith, Deb Sokolow, and Lesley Vance.


Drawn Out is supported by the College of Architecture and the Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago, and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency