El Paso Museum of Art Announces New James Drake Exhibit
The El Paso Museum of Art invites the public to view its new exhibit, James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash).
This exhibit was organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash) is the culmination of two years of active creation, revisiting and reinventing imagery from throughout the artist’s forty-year career.
The exhibit highlights more than 1,200 of James Drake’s drawings and are tacked together directly on the wall to make up wall-sized “chapters,” so the work can be appreciated both as whole or individually, sheet-by-sheet. The artist’s diverse images range from wild animals to scientific formulae and from personal portraits to art historical figures.
Drake once lived in El Paso and is now based in Santa Fe and the El Paso Museum of Art has several of his works in its collection. He has garnered international acclaim and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Nancy Graves Award for Visual Arts and a Texas Medal for the Arts.
The free exhibit will be on display now through January 8, 2016.