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The Drawing Center
35 Wooster St.
New York, N.Y.



Wed-Sun, 12:00-6:00 pm; Thursdays open until 8:00 pm; October 12 - February 3




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For Opacity

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This fall, The Drawing Center will present an exhibition that focuses on three young artists—Elijah Burgher, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Nathaniel Mary Quinn—who explore diverse identities through portraiture and who do so almost exclusively through the medium of drawing. These artists have entirely distinct stylistic approaches and personal backgrounds but they are connected by the way in which they use drawing to investigate subjecthood as well as its resistance to depiction. Indeed, Burgher, Ojih Odutola, and Quinn embrace drawing because it invests surface with the felt intimacy of touch while nonetheless confirming it to be a malleable and uncertain construct. Ultimately, in the intellectual tradition of French theorist EIdouard Glissant, these artists believe that the right to refuse explanation is as integral to the formulation of selfhood as is revelation.