Artist: Calvin Marcus
Venue: Clearing, New York
Exhibition Title: Automatic Drawings
Date: March 6 – April 15, 2018
Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.
Images courtesy of the artist and Clearing, New York/Brussels. Photos © Stan Narten.
In Automatic Drawings, perspective constantly shifts. Characters and short fictions emerge and repeat but their action is non linear – as if they were passing thoughts occupying a void rather than a singular physical plane. This lack of discernible direction or sequence mimics the private space of the mind where memory and cognition are constantly rearranging images and information to form connections and stories. Antithetical to their precise execution, Marcus’ inky shapes and figures invoke the cosmic theater of the surreal. The artist’s mind isn’t just a site of production but a route for escape.