Drawing 2020, an exhibition of drawings made in the present moment. Twenty years ago, in the summer of 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery organized an exhibition entitled 00, a survey of drawings at the turn of the millennium. On the 20th anniversary of this expansive presentation, Drawing 2020 revisits this idea of drawing—how it remains vital, how it constantly mounts a quiet revolution, and how it transforms in the care of different artists—as a lens into how artists live and make work at this important moment in history.
Over the last two decades and throughout the last few months, drawing as an artistic practice has developed and evolved in response to physical, political, and technological elements that impact everyday life, namely the expanding purchase of the digital in our daily lives and the rise of social media. More recently, quarantine in the face of a global pandemic and a widespread reckoning on race have changed many perspectives: these multifaceted concepts have irreparably transformed how we see the world, look at ourselves and each other, and view art. Yet, the act of drawing—the haptic connection of an artist’s vision and the visualization of the world—has continued to surge forward, remaining just as important and fecund as it has for decades. Employing both traditional and unconventional materials and methods, the works in this exhibition present the inherent complexities and intrinsic qualities of what constitutes a drawing in the expanded field.
The artists participating in this exhibition include:
Tomma Abts Derrick Adams Etel Adnan Ricci Albenda Candida Alvarez Tauba Auerbach Matthew Barney Alvaro Barrington Georg Baselitz Ellen Berkenblit Huma Bhabha Dike Blair Nayland Blake Mel Bochner Andrea Bowers Daniel Boyd Joe Bradley Kerstin Brätsch Brianna Rose Brooks Cecily Brown Brian Calvin Roger Danilo Carmona Gillian Carnegie Paul Chan Ian Cheng Xinyi Cheng Kye Christensen-Knowles Leidy Churchman Claudia Comte George Condo Matt Connors Enrico David Thea Djordjadze Carroll Dunham Lukas Duwenhögger Torkwase Dyson Thomas Eggerer Nicole Eisenman Hadi Fallahpisheh Christina Forrer Louis Fratino Charles Gaines Maureen Gallace Ellen Gallagher Mark Thomas Gibson Liam Gillick Robert Gober Wade Guyton Hao Liang Rachel Harrison Hugh Hayden Thomas Hirschhorn Jonathan Horowitz Jacqueline Humphries Patricia Iglesias Cameron Jamie Cheyenne Julien Jane Kaplowitz Alex Katz Karen Kilimnik Josh Kline Michael Krebber Ella Kruglyanskaya Liz Larner Ellen Lesperance Andrew Lord Victor Man Mark Manders Helen Marten Nick Mauss Sam McKinniss Bjarne Melgaard Dawn Mellor Stuart Middleton Jill Mulleady Wangechi Mutu Gladys Nilsson Albert Oehlen Ken Okiishi Damián Ortega Adam Pendleton Raymond Pettibon Elizabeth Peyton Tobias Pils Pope.L Walter Price Richard Prince Adam Putnam Christina Quarles R. H. Quaytman David Rappeneau Lucy Raven Deborah Roberts Ugo Rondinone Ed Ruscha Anri Sala David Salle Peter Saul Thomas Schütte Joel Shapiro Steven Shearer Paul Sietsema Amy Sillman Billy Sullivan Christine Sun Kim Emily Sundblad Cheyney Thompson Rirkrit Tiravanija Jason Tomme Rosemarie Trockel Paloma Varga Weisz Banks Violette Lawrence Weiner Cathy Wilkes Michael Williams Terry Winters Issy Wood Jonas Wood Lisa Yuskavage