WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- ArtsWestchester in White Plains is displaying the work of twelve artists from Oct. 25 to Nov. 30 in "Pushing the Line: Drawing in an Age of Anxiety Challenges Traditional Perceptions of Drawing".
The exhibition promises to challenge the public perception of drawing, expanding it from a mere practice of study to an art form in and of itself.
More than simple charcoal or pencil drawings, the artists use ink, heat plates, pastels and even tape and mud to create unconventional work that reflects their reactions to the uncertainty and commotion that exists in our current world.
The show is curated by Neil Watson, former executive director of the Katonah Museum of Art and recently appointed executive director of the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, N.Y.
“We live in the age of overload… [leaving] us feeling fractured and small in the face of overwhelming change,” said Watson in a statement. “The artists in 'Pushing the Line' use drawing, in all its manifestations, to create images and narratives that reflect the shifting realities of an anxious age.”
Pushing the Line features the work of several notable artists including Peter Sis, the artist behind the famous poster for the movie, "Amadeus".
Also featured in this exhibition will be the work of cartoonist Roz Chast, whose work is regularly featured in The New Yorker.
ArtsWestchester is at 31 Mamaroneck Ave #3 White Plains, N.Y.
For more information, please contact LisaMarie DeSanto at 914-428-4220, ext. 321.