(left) Anne Lindberg, to the next nearest there, 2017. Graphite and colored pencil on mat board, 80 x 60 inches. [Title from text by John Berger from “Into the Woods” (2006) published in Sublime, ed. by Simon Morley (2010) Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art, MIT Press.] (right) Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis. Telluride Arts, Telluride, CO, 2017.
ANNE LINDBERG + DAVID J. LEWIS: under and over drawing, a conversation
September 16, 2017
This interactive conversation between artist Anne Lindberg (whose concurrent exhibition walking as I stand will be on view) and architect David J. Lewis will explore drawing as a creative form in both architecture and studio art. Lindberg and Lewis both use drawing in a nimble and agile way to further advance their respective mediums. Lindberg’s exhibition presents 6 monumental abstract drawings with graphite and colored pencil on mat board using her signature systemic, non-representational thin lines. Using a custom-made over-sized architect’s drawing board designed by el dorado architects, these art works are rendered with a variety of colors, from subtle graphite grays to saturated ambers, gold and elements of fluorescence. Her works tap a non-verbal physiological landscape of body and space that provoke strong emotional, visceral and perceptual responses from viewers. David J. Lewis’s work is known for a hybrid and multi-layered approach to drawing and architectural representation.
under and over drawing, A Conversation will create a unique opportunity to hear from two individuals whose practices find common ground in thinking through drawing. Exploring the complexities of this medium as a means for creativity, questions asked may include: How does drawing encourage unique thinking? What is the relationship between process and interpretation at the intersection of visual art and architecture? What are the similarities and differences between drawing within the discourse of art versus the production of architecture? How do “tools” play a developmental role in production, conceptualization and representation? How can the hand and digital space intersect? What is the distinction between delineation and drawing; lines and layers? And, ultimately, what – and whose – narratives are revealed?