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Draw: Vasari Revisited or a Sparring of Contemporary Thought


Norte Maar
83 Wyckoff Avenue, #1B, 646-361-8512
June 6 - June 28, 2009
Reception: Saturday, June 6, 11 - 7 PM
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Norte Maar, the arts group leading the Bushwick art scene, is pleased to present DRAW: Vasari Revisited or a Sparring of Contemporary Thought. This exhibition stretches cross discipline featuring drawings by established and emerging artists + architects, designers, choreographers and composers. An artist reception will be held the morning of Saturday June 6 at 11AM.

DRAW: Vasari Revisited or a Sparring of Contemporary Thought brings together a tight selection of works by painters and sculptors, architects and designers, choreographers and composers both past and present and offers insight into modes of seeing and thinking, experiments in imagination, and the direct expression of original thought.

Through the course of art history, stretching back to the fifteenth century, drawing has played a subordinate role in the creation of a given painting, sculpture, costume, dance and musical notation, architectural structure or decorative work of art. Only through the confidence of artists, collectors, scholars, and a recently educated public, have drawings now come to possess an aesthetic quality of their own.

Drawing, as a significant and independent art form, has origins beginning in the sixteenth century with Vasari’s “Book of Drawings.”* In a theory of art, where “disegno” was regarded as the basic principle of all art forms, drawing was defined “…as a tangible presentation and explanation of a particular thought which originates in the senses and which is imagined in the mind and emerges in the form of the idea.” (Vasari)

ARTISTS: Hermine Ford, Robert Moskowtiz, Mira Schor, Andy Spence, Colin Thomson, Daniel Wiener, with Biala, Daniel Brustlein and Jack Tworkov and Ali Della Bitta, Deborah Brown, Jeri Coppola, Drew Goerlitz, Brece Honeycutt, Andrew Hurst, Mary Judge, Brooke Moyse, Kevin Regan, Jeremy Sapienza, Austin Thomas, Tyrome Tripoli, and Stephen Truax

ARCHITECTS: Peter Townsend and Francisco Rivera

CHOREOGRAPHERS: Jonah Bokaer and Julia K. Gleich

COMPOSER: Paul Siskind

POET: Ned O’Gorman

FASHION / COSTUME DESIGNER: Marcella Corvino and Julio Caesar Frias
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