Using traditional and unexpected materials in their drawing and drawing based-practices, the artists of The Drawing Room
explore issues of representation, community, and portraiture, while expanding the boundaries of medium and genre. Often depicting subjects whose narratives and histories are frequently overlooked, these large-scale renderings elevate both subject and theme, leading viewers to engage more deeply in the works before them. The exhibition’s title alludes to the artists’ approach to image making, the transformative effect of the displayed works on the exhibition space of the Artport Gallery, and the way in which drawing rooms have historically functioned as spaces in which individuals gathered to convene and converse.
the tandem showcase of assemblage sculptures by Lesley Loksi Chan, addresses themes of self-representation and issues of privacy, while offering a different approach to the genre of portraiture. Together, the artworks in the separate installations create a visual conversation surrounding resilience, resistance, and belonging.
The Drawing Room
is curated by Sally Frater.
On June 18, one of the many exceptional artists in this exhibition, Syrus Marcus Ware, will be leading a masterclass on large-scale portraiture and self-expression. This is an opportunity for visual artists to step away from the outside world and come together as an artistic community.
Visit the Luminato x Launchpad
or the Artscape Daniels Launchpad
event pages for information on this workshop.