Step into The Drawing Room, and join in the conversation of five North American visual artists whose use of drawing and portraiture raises questions of race, identity, and community.
In 2018, artist Syrus Marcus Ware was invited to participate in Luminato’s production of Out the Window, a theatrical forum that explored the aftermath of a fatal police brutality lawsuit. During each performance, Ware would conduct a live drawing exercise depicting the site where the murder occurred and portraits of other individuals who had been subjected to violence at the hands of the police.
The Drawing Room continues the valuable dialogues started in Out the Window; artworks from Ware will be featured alongside work from Nathaniel Donnett, Shelley Niro, and Robert Pruitt. The tandem showcase, PROPS, of assemblage sculptures by Lesley Loksi Chan addresses themes of self-representation and issues of privacy. Together, the artworks create a visual conversation surrounding resilience, resistance, and belonging.