PROCESS --> PROJECT
Process → Project: What Comes Out of Our Sketchbooks
curated by Rejin Leys & Damali Abrams
Sketchbooks provide a behind the scenes look at the artistic process. In their sketches, artists experiment, test out ideas, record observations, practice skills, and plan future projects.
This exhibition presents sketches, both loose and bound, by working artists with diverse practices: writing, painting, drawing, photography, collage, assemblage, sculpture, and paper-making. The shared act of sketching unites them.
Opening an artist's sketchbook can become a journey inside the artist's mind. Often representing intimate encounters with their thinking process, this invitation to experience such uninhibited experimentation is usually limited to those close to the artist, if at all. Public access to sketchbooks often become available only after the artist has died.
An exhibition of living artists’ sketchbooks provides perhaps more than a studio visit since multiple approaches to ideas are recorded that introduces the artist's practice and highlights the conscious work executed behind the scenes.
iliana emilia garcia
Jacqueline Herranz Brooks
Margaret Rose Vendryes