“Name It by Trying to Name It: Open Sessions 2014-15” Exhibition

The Drawing Center

poster for “Name It by Trying to Name It: Open Sessions 2014-15” Exhibition
[Image: Jimbo Blachly "Drawing Wagon" (2015) Paper, ink, wood, Dimensions variable Courtesy of the artist.]

This event has ended.

Initiated in 2014, Open Sessions is a new program at The Drawing Center through which a large group of artists consider their relationship to drawing as medium, process, and metaphor. Working together over a two-year period, Open Sessions artists participate in ongoing studio visits and discussions, punctuated by small group exhibitions at The Drawing Center, as well as other self-organized shows in New York and abroad.

Name It by Trying to Name It: Open Sessions 2014-15 includes all artists in the program, giving the first floor of the museum over to an exploration of contemporary drawing, encompassing performance, video, sculpture, and installation, as well as traditional drawing forms. The show’s numerous collaborations, in which ideas and materials are shared, emphasize the medium’s flexibility and process-oriented nature. The exhibition will evolve over its six-week run, as some artworks enter and exit in two-week cycles, while others remain constant throughout the show’s run. Taken as a whole, Name It by Trying to Name It presents a window into nearly two years of thinking about drawing.

Single Occupancy, a sculpture, video, and performance work by Lauren Bakst and Yuri Masnyj will take place in the gallery.
Friday, August 7 at 2pm & 3pm
Thursday, August 13 at 7pm
Thursday, August 20 at 5pm
Friday, August 21 at 2pm & 3pm

Organized by Nova Benway and Lisa Sigal, Curators of the Open Sessions program.



from July 17, 2015 to August 30, 2015

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