A+D Gallery

Matthew Woodward

Polk Street, 2014

Mixed-media on paper


Christine Wallers
the white piece, 2012
Charcoal, white pencil, powdered graphite, hand cut, on paper
10” x 14

Olivia Petrides

Polar Nights (detail), 2014

Ink & gouache on paper

75" x 52" 


Michael K. Paxton

Large Red and Black Drawing, 2014

pen and ink on drafting film

36" x 60" 

On Big Drawings

Curated by Friedhard Kiekeben

October 2- November 1, 2014

Reception: October 2, 5-7 pm

On Big Drawings brings together artists whose work celebrates the medium of drawing as a contemporary form of expression in relationship to its surroundings. Drawings are often thought of as intimate representative works that are preparation for a finished piece. On Big Drawings seeks to expand classic notions of drawing as mere visual representation into a nuanced discussion of how contemporary drawing can operate on a large scale in planar, constructed, and projected space.

Each featured artist has made an outstanding contribution to an expanded notion of drawing, creating work that engenders a dialogue about drawing across media boundaries, while engaging with large-scale works created for specific spaces.

Participating artists include Neville Gabie, Charles Mahaffee, Michael K. Paxton, Olivia Petrides, Deb Sokolow, Christine Wallers, and Matthew Woodward.

This project is partially funded by a grant from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation