Off Vendome is pleased to announce an exhibition of new drawings and sculptures from Kyle Thurman. In November of 2015, Thurman began a daily drawing practice employing charcoal, pastels, and swatches of seamless paper in order to make one drawing per day citing an image taken from the news. Through his selection of an isolated image and by scaling the figures to approximate human size, Thurman attempts to slow the process of consuming of digital information and to more immediately engage his own body with the digestion of this information that we most often encounter without any physical experience. Like much of the artist’s previous work, these drawings question the manipulation of materials and images and the affects produced by physical shifts of scale. The drawings depict people in fields of work that were once suggested to the artist as an adolescent as possible occupations – a soldier, an athlete, a priest, etc. When installed in a group, the individual drawings produce potential narratives different from the original image’s context.
September 16OPEN16 at Peckham Platform
September 18Richard Pousette-Dart 'The Centennial' at PACE NYC