About a month ago I was asked to come up with something for the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park's Drawn to Detail show. It is set to open in Aug 30, 2008 – Jan 4, 2009. A description of the show:
The medium of drawing has achieved new international prominence in the early part of the 21st century. This exhibition will focus on contemporary drawings by American artists that display excessive mark-making, all-over intricate design, and a sheer glut of imagery. Artists TBA. Organized by Director of Curatorial Affairs Rachel Rosenfield Lafo and Koch Curatorial Fellow Kate Dempsey.
Below are pictures of my first drawings. These drawings are the first and in my mind not close to what I want to do or think I will end up doing but they are crucial in editing out parts of the space I will NOT end up using. I will do a few more sets of drawings but for this show since it deals mostly with detail, I want to throw as much geometry into this as possible. That being said I will be "anticipating the action or movement" of the space with pre-made panels. These panels will sit on the three walls in the stairwell and "harness" or "trap" the trajectories of taped geometry from the center wall to the banister railing hardware. The panels will have much of the overall detail but most of all that detail I will be pre-working on in the months to come before I begin installing. Weird kinda like coming at the space with an offering, I fear the space may reject the offering, if so then it will really get interesting...or not.