“For Opacity” Exhibition

The Drawing Center

poster for “For Opacity” Exhibition

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This fall, The Drawing Center will present For Opacity: Elijah Burgher, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Nathaniel Mary Quinn, an exhibition that focuses on three young artists who explore diverse identities through portraiture and who do so almost exclusively through the medium of drawing. These artists have entirely distinct stylistic approaches and personal backgrounds but they are connected by the way in which they use drawing to investigate subjecthood as well as its resistance to depiction. Indeed, Burgher, Ojih Odutola, and Quinn embrace drawing because it invests surface with the felt intimacy of touch while nonetheless confirming it to be a malleable and uncertain construct. Ultimately, in the intellectual tradition of French theorist Édouard Glissant, these artists believe that the right to refuse explanation is as integral to the formulation of selfhood as is revelation. Organized by Claire Gilman, Chief Curator, with Amber Harper, Assistant Curator.



from October 12, 2018 to February 03, 2019

Opening Reception on 2018-10-11 from 18:00 to 20:00

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