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Joan Jonas: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

The Drawing Center
Mar 06 Through Jun 02 | Wed |
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"Joan Jonas: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral" is the first major retrospective focused on works on paper by Joan Jonas, one of the most significant experimental voices of the American postwar period. This exhibition highlights how drawing was integral to the career of this pioneering artist. It also features more than three hundred individual drawings dating from the 1960s to the present.

Jonas utilized the medium of drawing as a recording device, an expression of the notion of process, and a way to bring imagery of the natural world into her performances and environments. Her drawings depict dogs and other mammals like horses and foxes, as well as birds, butterflies, fish, snowflakes, shells, rocks, leaves, and even rivulets of water. Over the years, the artist has also drawn herself, isolating individual body parts like her hands, face, and torso.

Venue: The Drawing Center

35 Wooster St Map