Daniel Cummings

Paper Space: Drawings by Sculptors at Inman Gallery, Houston

Paper Space: Drawings by Sculptors

at Inman Gallery, Houston

September 7 - October 21, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday September 7th 6 – 8pm

Gallery hours: Tues. – Sat., 11 – 6 and by appointment

Paper Space: Drawings by Sculptors

Space Paper showcases a broad range of drawings by sculptors, from works created in the 1940s by Alexander Calder to contemporary drawings by emerging artists Daniel Cummings and Julia Haft-Candell. Inspired in part by our own interests in sculpture and process, is also an homage to the late Barry Walker, former curator of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 2006, Barry shared his interest in drawings by sculptors through the purchase of an early work on paper by gallery artist Dario Robleto for the MFAH collection.
The exhibition is far from a definitive survey, but we endeavored to represent a diversity of modern as well as contemporary work. The show focuses on several ways that drawing informs sculptural practice: Some drawings are brainstorms for eventual 3D works; some act as schematic drawings for the execution of works; some are two-dimensional representations of existing sculpture; some seem to be made for the sheer joy of mark-making; and some represent an investigation of concerns parallel to an artist’s sculptural practice. The paper substrate typically plays a pivotal role.
Artists in the exhibition include Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Willie Cole, Daniel Cummings, James Drake, Melvin Edwards, Sérvulo Esmeraldo, León Ferrari, Dan Flavin, DeWitt Godfrey, Julia Haft-Candell, Luis Jiménez, Martin Kersels, Alice Könitz, Barry Le Va, Christiane Löhr, Michael Jones McKean, Katrina Moorhead, Yasuaki Onishi, Roxy Paine, Sheila Pepe, Richard Rezac, Linda Ridgway, Dario Robleto, Fred Sandback, Alan Saret, Jesús-Rafael Soto, Jessica Stockholder, Carl Suddath, Kishio Suga, James Surls, Al Taylor and Phoebe Washburn.

Thanks to the galleries who have loaned work: Texas Gallery, Houston; Moody Gallery, Houston; Sicardi Gallery, Houston; ACME. Los Angeles; Alexander and Bonin, New York; Alexander Gray and Associates, New York; Carroll and Sons, Boston; Cheim and Read, New York; James Cohan Gallery, New York; Jason McCoy Gallery, New York; Lawrence Markey, San Antonio; Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas; Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo; and Zach Feuer Gallery, New York.