Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield
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The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield to open exhibitions that explore the boundaries of drawing
Extreme Drawing is a semester-long series of exhibitions and related programming that explores the boundaries of drawing, the most direct and universal means of expression, by addressing an array of issues, including scale, material, content, gesture, psychological complexity, and individual circumstance.
The six exhibitions—Ballpoint Pen Drawing Since 1950: Rita Ackermann, Bill Adams, Alighiero Boetti, Dawn Clements, Russell Crotty, Jan Fabre, Alberto Giacometti, Joanne Greenbaum, Martin Kippenberger, Il Lee, and Toyin Odutola; Creative Growth: Dan Miller and Judith Scott; and solo projects by Amelie Chabannes, Harry Dodge, Robert Longo, and Jane South—will be celebrated at a reception on Sunday, March 24 from 2 to 5pm.
The Extreme Drawing exhibitions
Ballpoint Drawing Since 1950 Closes August 25 A survey of work by artists who have made the ballpoint pen a significant part of their practice: Rita Ackermann, Bill Adams, Alighiero Boetti, Dawn Clements, Russell Crotty, Jan Fabre, Alberto Giacometti, Joanne Greenbaum, Martin Kippenberger, Il Lee, and Toyin Odutola.
Creative Growth Closes August 25 An exhibition of two- and three- dimensional works by Dan Miller and Judith Scott, artists closely associated with Oakland's Creative Growth Art Center—an institution which serves a creative community of mentally, developmentally, and physically disabled adults.
Amelie Chabannes: Double Portraits and a Fourth Hand Closes August 25 Chabannes's first solo museum exhibition features site-specific wall drawings that explore relationships, like that of art world couple Gilbert & George, and how dependency destroys personal identity.
Harry Dodge: MEATY BEATY BIG AND BOUNCY Closes May 27 The largest and first solo museum exhibition of Dodge's work will premiere THE ASS AND THE LAP DOG, one of two videos presented in dialogue with a series of sculptures and drawings.
Robert Longo: The Capitol Project Closes August 25 The premiere of Longo's monumental seven-panel charcoal drawing of the United States Capitol building, plus eighty-one related studies.
Jane South: Floor/Ceiling Closes August 25 South's largest single construction to date, a two-story-high installation that dramatically references her background in the world of experimental theater.
Extreme Drawing is the fourth implementation of a new curatorial programming schedule that simultaneously presents a mix of group and solo exhibitions, connected by a common theme.
Reception The Aldrich will celebrate the opening of the Extreme Drawing exhibitions from 2 to 5 pm at a reception on Sunday, March 24. The event is free with the price of admission. FREE for members, pre-K to 12 teachers, and children 18 and under. Visitors are invited to join curator-led tours, participate in family-friendly activities, and enjoy lunch fare prepared by a selection of Fairfield County's finest food trucks. Free onsite parking is available. Direct round-trip transportation from New York City is available inclusive of admission.
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Künstler: Dan Miller, Judith Scott, Amelie Chabannes, Harry Dodge, Robert Longo, Jane South