Open Session

Open Sessions


The show opens March 6th and runs through the 23rd.


“verisimilitude without realistic rendering” – Eleanor Aldrich
“choreographed processes…. the act of pouring” – Andrew Ross
“systems of classification: military insignia, ornamental patterns, scientific diagrams”- Derek Dunlop
“the use of charcoal to insert and inscribe bodily action…” – Yara Pina
“a visitor may press gold leaf onto my images in exchange for a wish.” – Heather Hart
“transforming the paper into a physical and structural form” – Lauren Seiden
“dualities – nature/culture, organic/inorganic, abstraction/representation – break down” – Barbara Weissberger

The Open Sessions exhibition will feature the work of Eleanor Aldrich, Derek Dunlop, Heather Hart, Yara Pina, Andrew Ross, Lauren Seiden, and Barbara Weissberger. A closing reception will be held Sunday, March 23, from 4-6pm.

ACTION + OBJECT + EXCHANGE is the first exhibition of Open Sessions, a two-year program with over fifty artists working in a variety of disciplines. It offers exhibition opportunities in The Drawing Center’s Lab Space and other outside venues, as well as studio visits, public programs, and informal gatherings. The program is organized by Open Sessions Curators Nova Benway and Lisa Sigal and the participating artists, with support from Open Sessions Fellows Kamrooz Aram, Nathan Carter, Emilie Clark, and E.V. Day.
Open Sessions is made possible by Faber-Castell and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Special thanks to Triangle Arts Association, which supports emerging and mid-career international and U.S. visual artists.


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