The Drawing Center
On view through October 18, 2018 

For the second long-term installation presented in The Drawing Center’s Lab Corridor, Santa Fe-based artist Susan York has created a site-specific installation that references the internal structure of the museum’s 35 Wooster Street building. Using graphite as a sculptural rather than a two-dimensional medium, York has constructed replicas of parts of the museum’s foundation: eroded concrete piers that protrude above the museum’s ground floor. York’s long-term installation initiates an expanded field of activity at The Drawing Center, pointing to new opportunities for exploring drawing as an interactive and socially-minded practice. Additionally, by bringing attention to The Drawing Center’s building, York’s installation generates opportunities for discussion about the importance of museums continuing as public spaces with permanent, physical presence.

Organized by Amber Harper, Assistant Curator.

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Susan York’s graphite replica of a foundation stone at the Drawing Center.