PRESS RELEASE: James Drake at Holly Johnson Gallery
September 17, 2016
September 17, 2016
February 10, 2015 - Kathryn Kanjo and David Krakauer
Published by Radius Books. Hardcover, 15.5 x 12.5 in. / 320 pgs / 1,280 color.
Three years ago, James Drake began the ambitious project of creating 1,242 drawings that would trace and reference all of the developments of his multifaceted career. Known as both a sculptor and video artist, Drake has always considered draftsmanship to be a key to his process, and this body of drawings does not disappoint. It is both a fascinating tour of Drake's creative thinking and a testament to the simple power of graphite and ink on paper in the hands of a master of the craft. The volume accompanied the exhibition, The Anatomy of Drawing and Space, at The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and The Blanton Mueum of Art in Austin.Read More >>
January 10, 2011 - Carter Foster
Published by Radius Books.
Hardcover, 14.625 x 11.5 inches, 144 pages, 50 color illustrations.
James Drake’s career has spanned more than thirty years and includes work in many different media including drawings, sculpture, video, and installation. However, he is best known for his draftsmanship, and his drawings have been consistently admired and sought after by collectors and museums. This most recent publication of his works on paper focuses on the White Cut-Outs and Red Drawings. The predominately white cut-out drawings are ephemeral studies in composition and subtraction. Made by literally cutting the paper with an exacto blade, the elegant works belie their extremely complicated fabrication and technical bravado—visible as much by the shadows they cast as by the drawn line. The Red Drawings began in direct response to the White Cut-outs. The intensity and saturation of the red chalk infuses the drawings with a different life and character. The tone of these pieces is complicated, political, and equally fascinating.This oversize book includes all of the pieces made from both series and is accompanied by an essay by Carter Foster, drawing curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art.Read More >>
January 10, 2008 - James Drake
An internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been honored with inclusion in both the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial, James Drake has explored political, social, and universal themes through the media of sculpture, video, installation, photography, and drawing. James Drake, the first monograph devoted to the artist, surveys thirty-five years of Drake's work up to 2007 and includes an Introduction by Bruce W. Ferguson, Essay by Steven Henry Madoff, Poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca and Excerpts by Cormac McCarthy...
The University of Texas Press - M. Georgia Hegarty Dunkerley Contemporary Art SeriesRead More >>