Anne Lindberg + David J. Lewis
under and over drawing, A Conversation
September 16, 2017
5:30 to 6:30PM at Carrie Secrist Gallery
[A Chicago Architecture Biennial partner program]
under and over drawing, A Conversation will create a unique opportunity to hear from two individuals whose practices find common ground in thinking through drawing. Exploring the complexities of this medium as a means for creativity, questions asked may include: How does drawing encourage unique thinking? What is the relationship between process and interpretation at the intersection of visual art and architecture? What are the similarities and differences between drawing within the discourse of art versus the production of architecture? How do “tools” play a developmental role in production, conceptualization and representation? How can the hand and digital space intersect? What is the distinction between delineation and drawing; lines and layers? And, ultimately, what - and whose - narratives are revealed?
walking as I stand presents Anne Lindberg’s six new monumental drawings which embody the seamless relationship between the pace of her step and the evolution of the drawing. Citing a long tradition ranging from Henri Rousseau to William Wordsworth, Robert Walser and Immanuel Kant, the work in this exhibition expounds the relationship of deep thinking and composing with time spent walking. In addition to the drawings this exhibition also features a functional 18-inch high, 50-foot long wooden sculpture placed in the gallery, literally and conceptually creating an axis from which to experience the drawings. The form, situated perpendicular to the vertical lines that compose the drawings, is a nod towards the architectural influence prevalent in the work while also affecting a corporeal experience for the visitor.
Anne Lindberg’s (New York) work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and abroad including Omi International Art Center in Ghent, NY, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Drawing Center in NYC, The Mattress Factory, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Sheldon Memorial Art Museum, Wave Hill, Belger Art Center, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, as well as venues in New Zealand, Quebec and Japan. Her work is held in museum and corporate collections including the Akron Art Museum, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Spencer Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Art, Sprint Corporation, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Niwako Kimono Company in Nagoya, Japan, American Century Investments, and H&R Block, in addition to numerous private collections. Additional exhibitions include the Tegnerforbundet in Oslo, Norway, SESC Bom Retiro Cultural Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, America:Now and Here in Kansas City, and Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University.
David J. Lewis, (AIA) holds a Master of Architecture from Princeton University, a Master of Arts in the History of Architecture and Urbanism from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College. He is an Associate Professor at Parsons School of Design in the School of Constructed Environments. At Parsons, he directed the Design Workshop program from 2007 to 2010, was on the faculty for the Solar Decathlon project in 2011 and served as Interim Dean from 2012-13. He has also taught at Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, and Ohio State University. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the University of Limerick, Ireland and serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the School of Architecture. He is currently a member of the Advisory Council of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University.
About the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial:
The 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial will be open to the public and on view from September 16, 2017-January 7, 2018. The Chicago Architecture Biennial’s mission is to provide a platform for groundbreaking architectural projects and spatial experiments that demonstrate how creativity and innovation can radically transform our lived experience. Through its constellation of exhibitions, full-scale installations and programming, the Chicago Architecture Biennial invites the public to engage with and think about architecture in new and unexpected ways, and to take part in a global discussion on the future of the field. Visit: chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org for more information.
Images: (left) Anne Lindberg, to the next nearest there, 2017. Graphite and colored pencil on mat board, 80 x 60 inches. [Title from text by John Berger from “Into the Woods” (2006) published in Sublime, ed. by Simon Morley (2010) Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art, MIT Press.] (right) Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis. Telluride Arts, Telluride, CO, 2017.