'DRAWN' CONSTRAINS ARTISTS WITH OVERSIZE MATERIALS
SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 1, 2011) - What happens when
six artists are put in the same room for an eight-hour work day
and each charged with the task of creating a work of art out of
a very limited toolset? Gallery visitors will find out at the
premiere of the latest exhibit at Nox Contemporary, entitled "Drawn."
Opening Friday, Feb. 18, "Drawn" will
feature controlled-environment work from artists Nathan Florence,
Mary Toscano, Colour Maisch, Jason Lanegan, Jenevieve Hubbard,
and Laura Sharp Wilson.
For the exhibition, all participants will be given
the same timeframe and the same size paper on which to work. The
catch: Each artist will be limited to using only a oversized No.
2 pencil and one other drawing medium of the artist's choice,
the latter of which will be attached to a dowel the length of
his or her body height.
"'Drawn' is an exploration of the art and
craft of drawing - a skill that requires patience, technical mastery
and intensity," said John Sproul, director of Nox Contemporary.
"In giving artists a tool they have never used before, the
process of creating a drawing becomes laid bare as the artist
grapples with the uncertainty of the tools and the resulting image."
The public is invited to watch the drawing period
in-person Saturday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the gallery,
as the artists of varied mediums re-experience the learning curve
involved with putting pencil to paper. The six resulting works,
and documentation from each artist's process, will be on display
during the February Downtown Gallery Stroll.
"Drawn" will run through Friday, April
1. For more information on the participating artists, visit www.noxcontemporary.com.