Ten Years of Fellowship at the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry

January 28 –  March 13, 2022


Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Fadi Baki, Alison Bechdel, Sara Black, Bill Brown & Ted Brown (STUDIO R-A), James Carpenter, Hillary Chute, Romi Crawford, Marc Downey, Samantha Frost, Hannah B Higgins, Ghenwa Hayek, Theaster Gates, Amber Ginsburg, Sean Griffin, Paul Kaiser, Omar Khouri, Julia Kuo, George E. Lewis, Antoni Miralda, W.J.T. Mitchell, Sidney Nagel, Stephan Palmié, Monica Peek, Pope.L, Dieter Roelstraete, Cauleen Smith, Jessica Stockholder, Catherine Sullivan, Garland Martin Taylor, Augusta Read Thomas, Elizabeth Tung, Anne M. Wagner, Yao Chen, and Judith Zeitlin.


ON DRAWING DRAWING ON: Ten Years of Fellowship at the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry presents drawings, sketches, diagrams, scores, texts, and ephemera from Gray Center Fellows in celebration of 10 years of its signature initiative: The Gray Center Mellon Collaborative Fellowship in Arts Practice and Scholarship.

Responding to the past decade of the program, the exhibition brings together artists and scholars to “draw” on each other’s minds, creating new genres of art and scholarship. Conceptually and formally, the works on view adopt the experimental nature of the program, exploring what is possible at the meeting point between the arts and academic life. Visitors to the exhibition will first encounter a reading room where they can listen to interviews from past Gray Center directors, read through issues of Portable Gray—the Gray Center’s magazine—and other publications, and browse additional contributions on the Logan Center Exhibitions website. Visitors are then welcomed into the main gallery where an expansive selection of artworks that represent a variety of approaches to drawing are presented. Occurring throughout the run of the exhibition are a series of special screenings in the Logan Center’s Performance Hall that feature film and moving image works.

ON DRAWING DRAWING ON is presented by Logan Center Exhibitions, and curated by Zachary Cahill, Director of Programs and Fellowships and Mike Schuh, Assistant Director, Fellowships and Operations at the Gray Center, in collaboration with Jan Brugger, David Wolf, Alyssa Brubaker, and Leigh Fagin. This exhibition is made possible by support from Richard and Mary L. Gray and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as well as the Revada Foundation, The Reva and David Logan Foundation, and friends of the Logan Center.



Exhibition conversation:
On Drawing, online, Wed, February 9th, Noon CST, Streaming link posted day-of here.

One-Day Film Screenings (Performance Hall, 1st Floor):
- February 17th, Noon-9 pm, Cauleen Smith, Three Songs About Liberation
- March 2nd, Noon-9 pm, Marc Downey & Paul Kaiser w/ Ken & Flo Jacobs, Ulysses in the Subway
- March 9th, Noon-9 pm, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, 1000 White Plastic Chairs

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