Drawable Opens this Weekend!

October 18, 2013

There is an epic pencil drawing show down at FLA GALLERY this weekend, co-curated by our old friend Rich Jacobs, who has curated numerous shows at Cinders over the years.


Featuring but not limited to:
Paul Wackers, Kevin Hooyman, Brian Willmont, Matt Leines, Rich Jacobs, Spencer Jacobs, Jeff Ladouceur, Gregory Benton, Derek Weisberg, John Freeborn, Amy S. Kauffman, Stepanie Hutin, Erin Bowers, Gia Gelpi, Patrick Rocha, Senta Ache’e, Evan Galbicka, Sonny Kay, Rob Leecock, Harrison Haynes, Tyson Traynor, Chris Yormick, Leela Corman, Hazel Lee Santino, Lisa Iglesias, Mavado Charon, Marcus Oakley, Michael Velliquette, Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Grace Rosario Perkins, Cordey Lopez, Satchel Raye, Ashley Macomber, Suzanne Sattler, Alexis Mackenzie, Linn’ea Gad, Leigh Cunningham, Marc Bell, Amy Lockhart, Alberto Kroeger, Monica Ramos, Rachel Levitt, Chelsey Pettyjohn, Andrew Martin Scott, Logan Fitzpatrick, Hannah Lee, Franca Barone, Paula Searing, Kyle Ranson, George Ferrandi, Mike Taylor, Sto, Taylor McKimens, Simone Isip, Chloe Isip, Jordin Isip, Peter Thompson, Dessarae Bassil, Casey Gallager, Ryan Gallager, James Gallager, Orlando Estrada, Nitin Jayswal, Mike Pare, Damien Tron, Lucas Dimick, Chase Westerfall, Souther Salazar, Ryan Bubis, Ian Johnson, Ryan Quinney, Jaime Molina, Billy Sprague, Max Kauffman, Sean Greene, Ben Lusk, Ryan Jacob Smith, Jessie Rose Vala, Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, John Orth, Kelie Bowman, Nick Kuszyk, Morgan Blair, Allyson Mellberg, Jeremy Taylor and more

Opening reception Saturday, October 19, 7-10pm
October 19-December 8, 2013

F.L.A. Gallery is proud to present Drawable, an expansive group exhibition consisting of hundreds of drawings created with the common graphite pencil and a selection of drawings using only colored pencil. The dynamic group of artists represented in Drawable includes emerging and established veterans from around the world. The show was conceived of by guest curator and artist, Rich Jacobs. In his call to artists he limited the materials to pencil or colored pencil on a vertical, 8.5 ” x 11″ piece of paper in order to illustrate the expansive possibilities that can happen when creative minds are challenged with rigid parameters.

“The results are overwhelmingly diverse, striking, fresh, and just fun to see. This group has really gotten the most out of the medium. We invite you to come see the magnitude of uniquely expressive ideas, and exceptional drawings. It is a celebration of drawing itself, and of making the most of what you are given. We hope you leave wanting to go home and draw yourself to sleep. Thanks.”- Rich Jacobs.


In our project space we are featuring the exhibition, Given Shapes by New York / North Carolina artist, Joy Drury Cox. Cox’s artwork often deals with overlooked forms and everyday contexts. Her most recent body of work, Given Shapes, continues this exploration. For the past year, she has gathered the emptied-out cardboard boxes of various household goods – frozen dinners, pasta, toothpaste, couscous, and more. She carefully dissected the boxes along each fold and crease. She then collaged these would-be scraps onto paper. Her careful arrangements are her small attempt to disrupt and personalize her experience with these standardized shapes of mass production and commercialization.
Her larger interest is in the questions that are raised when the process of making art becomes a metaphor for something greater.

Joy Drury Cox received her Masters of Fine Art from the University of Florida in 2006. She has exhibited her artwork and photography around the world. This year Conveyer Arts published her second artist book, Or, Some of the Whale.

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Stay Tuned to see more of the works online very soon!