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Drawing 2020
September 24, 2020 – December 5, 2020
530 West 21st Street

Preview the exhibition's catalog, forthcoming in print through Walther König

Gladstone Gallery is pleased to present Drawing 2020, an exhibition of drawings made in the present moment. Twenty years ago, in the summer of 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery organized an exhibition entitled 00, a survey of drawings at the turn of the millennium. On the 20th anniversary of this expansive presentation, Drawing 2020 revisits this idea of drawing—how it remains vital, how it constantly mounts a quiet revolution, and how it transforms in the care of different artists—as a lens into how artists live and make work at this important moment in history.

Over the last two decades and throughout the last few months, drawing as an artistic practice has developed and evolved in response to physical, political, and technological elements that impact everyday life, namely the expanding purchase of the digital in our daily lives and the rise of social media. More recently, quarantine in the face of a global pandemic and a widespread reckoning on race have changed many perspectives: these multifaceted concepts have irreparably transformed how we see the world, look at ourselves and each other, and view art. Yet, the act of drawing—the haptic connection of an artist’s vision and the visualization of the world—has continued to surge forward, remaining just as important and fecund as it has for decades. Employing both traditional and unconventional materials and methods, the works in this exhibition present the inherent complexities and intrinsic qualities of what constitutes a drawing in the expanded field.

The artists participating in this exhibition include:

Tomma Abts
Derrick Adams
Etel Adnan
Ricci Albenda
Candida Alvarez
Tauba Auerbach
Matthew Barney
Alvaro Barrington
Georg Baselitz
Ellen Berkenblit
Huma Bhabha
Dike Blair
Nayland Blake
Mel Bochner
Andrea Bowers
Daniel Boyd
Joe Bradley
Kerstin Brätsch
Brianna Rose Brooks
Cecily Brown
Brian Calvin
Roger Danilo Carmona
Gillian Carnegie
Paul Chan
Ian Cheng
Xinyi Cheng
Kye Christensen-Knowles
Leidy Churchman
Claudia Comte
George Condo
Matt Connors
Enrico David
Thea Djordjadze
Carroll Dunham
Lukas Duwenhögger
Torkwase Dyson
Thomas Eggerer
Nicole Eisenman
Hadi Fallahpisheh
Christina Forrer
Louis Fratino
Charles Gaines
Maureen Gallace
Ellen Gallagher
Mark Thomas Gibson
Liam Gillick
Robert Gober
Wade Guyton
Hao Liang
Rachel Harrison
Hugh Hayden
Thomas Hirschhorn
Jonathan Horowitz
Jacqueline Humphries
Patricia Iglesias Peco
Cameron Jamie
Cheyenne Julien
Jane Kaplowitz
Alex Katz
Karen Kilimnik
Josh Kline
Michael Krebber
Ella Kruglyanskaya
Liz Larner
Ellen Lesperance
Andrew Lord
Victor Man
Mark Manders
Helen Marten
Nick Mauss
Sam McKinniss
Bjarne Melgaard
Dawn Mellor
Stuart Middleton
Jill Mulleady
Wangechi Mutu
Gladys Nilsson
Albert Oehlen
Ken Okiishi
Damián Ortega
Philippe Parreno
Adam Pendleton
Raymond Pettibon
Elizabeth Peyton
Tobias Pils
Walter Price
Richard Prince
Adam Putnam
Christina Quarles
R. H. Quaytman
David Rappeneau
Lucy Raven
Deborah Roberts
Ugo Rondinone
Ed Ruscha
Anri Sala
David Salle
Peter Saul
Thomas Schütte
Joel Shapiro
Steven Shearer
Paul Sietsema
Amy Sillman
Billy Sullivan
Christine Sun Kim
Emily Sundblad
Cheyney Thompson
Rirkrit Tiravanija
Jason Tomme
Rosemarie Trockel
Paloma Varga Weisz
Banks Violette
Lawrence Weiner
Cathy Wilkes
Michael Williams
Terry Winters
Issy Wood
Jonas Wood
Lisa Yuskavage

*Updated as of September 17, 2020

This exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with an essay by Molly Nesbit.