During the late Winter months, the Casterline|Goodman Gallery will exhibit The Drawing Show featuring works by Louise Bourgeois, Christo, Willem de Kooning, Damien Hirst, Joan Mitchell, Yoshitomo Nara, Edward Ruscha, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol. The show will run from February 2, 2013 to April 1, 2013.
As documented in our historic records, drawing was the earliest form of mark making, predating the written language as the preferred method of communicating. The motivation to document and reproduce images has continued, and is the most important fundamental skill of any artist seeking to grasp the world around them. Figurative or nonfigurative, the art of drawing, especially from life, adds more depth and understanding to any piece. The Drawing Show being held by Casterline|Goodman Gallery represents a number of works that have added a new level of understanding to the long-established subject of drawing.
A contemporary artist’s approach to drawing can be meticulous, childish, or downright aggressive. In The Drawing Show the viewer can appreciate an artist’s design perfected over the years, discover an artist’s sub-conscious or dreamlike state, or get wrapped in their all-over, gestural process of finding form. The show represents a diversified grouping of talent from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, exhibiting styles that have changed throughout the years. These drawings represent a window into the artist’s creative process, and being able to examine each of their well-versed approaches is a testament to their mastership.