Twice Drawn returns in a new iteration, revisiting last spring’s eccentric survey of modern and contemporary drawing to explore how context affects our understanding of art. Drawings by more than one hundred artists in a range of styles, including many works seen in the first installation, hang thematically in a radically reconceived presentation. Groupings by traditional genre, such as portraiture, landscape, and abstraction, contrast with clusters organized according to less conventional principles. For example, drawings created in the years 1968, 1975, 1985, 1993, and 2005 form sets that offer an alternative way to examine relationships among style, contemporaneity, and chronology. Focused solo presentations examine in depth the work of four artists—Lee Lozano, Ed Ruscha, Jim Shaw, and Susan Turcot—each accompanied by texts by Skidmore students. Twice Drawn also marks the debut of a dramatic new wall drawing configured for the Tang’s architecture by Sol LeWitt.
Twice Drawn is organized by Ian Berry, Susan Rabinowitz Malloy Curator of the Tang Museum, and Jack Shear, artist and independent curator.