Following the Line: Contemporary Drawings from the Collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz

Girls’ Club Collection. From November 2, 2012 through September 30, 2013.

In a contemporary art arena that is increasingly preoccupied with mass spectacle, multi-media and public space, Girls’ Club presents Following the Line, featuring works by thirty international artists using hand-drawn line as the primary unit of expression. Curated by Miami gallerist Carol Jazzar, the works in Following the Line are created in many mediums, including graphite, ink, colored pencil, layered mylar, etching, aquatint, lithography and hand-drawn animation.

Occupying a close connection to the artist’s hand and thought, drawings are often perceived as intimate. Some are smaller in scale. Some are conceived as preparatory to final works in other media. Drawings may commit fleeting, ephemeral concepts to paper, itself a less permanent support. The persistent vitality of drawing today, developing alongside hi-tech digital and moving image media, will be emphasized. Linear works that owe their inspiration to drawing will craft an “expanded” definition of drawing in use today.

Works on view include internationally renowned artists such as Louise Bourgeois and Alice Neel, and current practitioners on the world stage such as Tracey Emin, Joanne Greenbaum, Klara Kristalova and Wangechi Mutu. South Florida artists include Naomi Fisher, Beatriz Monteavaro and Jorge Pantoja.

A catalog designed by Augusto Mendoza includes essays by curator Carol Jazzar, independent curator and writer Sue Spaid, and poetry by Denise Duhamel. A year-long schedule of artist talks, workshops and film screenings invite the public to share Girls’ Club’s investigation of drawing in contemporary art.

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