Drawn at Kinkead Contemporary in Culver City, California
Featuring Michael Jones McKean, Bettina Sellmann, Jared Sprecher and Kevin Zucker
February 21 - March 28, 2009
Opening reception Saturday, February 21, 6-9pm.
Drawn examines the role of drawing within an artist's larger practice. The exhibition showcases four artists whose works on paper provide a deeper understanding of both their discipline and their process, while inviting the viewer deeper into the thinking behind their work in general. Drawn presents a variety of approaches with regards to the act of drawing. McKean, a sculptor, produces collages mirroring the assemblage of his larger works. Sellmann is the most traditional of the group; many of her drawings directly relate to her watercolor on canvas paintings. Sprecher's gouache works on paper serve as an experimental proving ground for his paintings. And Zucker produces smaller drawing versions of his larger conceptual works on canvas. The drawings in Drawn serve to demonstrate these very different approaches, while highlighting each artist's primary practice of art making.
Kinkead Contemporary is a new contemporary art gallery dedicated to emerging artists. Founded by collector John Kinkead, the gallery's mission is to introduce new voices through an ambitious series of solo and curated group exhibitions. Over the next 24-months a series of co-curated group shows are planned in concert with leading emerging gallerists from Chicago and New York. A native of California, John Kinkead is a graduate of both The Art Institute of Chicago and Cranbrook Academy of Art. A passionate art collector and patron, he is a member of the MOCA Contemporaries as well as LACMA's Print and Drawing Council.
6029 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Tues - Sat 11-6
John Kinkead, Director
Whitney Carter, Co-Director