Spring 2002

Drawings of Choice from a New York Collection
September 4 through November 3, 2002


Drawings of Choice presented one of the most significant sets of contemporary American drawings from the 1960s through the present.  Compiled by a private collector in New York, the collection includes key groups of drawings by more than 40 artists.  A powerful group of work in the collection is by prominent American artists such as John Cage, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg.  The collection is particularly strong in the area of minimal art, with drawings by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, and Fred Sandback, using the wide range of productive and analytic possibilities of this medium.  Another strength of the collection is its important set of works by conceptual artists from the 1970s and 1980s.  Like the minimalists, the conceptual artists used the medium as a tool for their thinking and working process.  This collection was built over the course of more than three decades and lays out the fundamental currents in American contemporary drawing.

This exhibition traveled to four additional venues:

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
November 14, 2002 to February 2, 2003

Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
February 11, 2003 to March 23, 2003

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
April 10, 2003 to June 8, 2003

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
August 22, 2003 to November 16, 2003

Exhibition programming

September 5
10 am: Gallery Conversation
With the collector, Werner Kramarsky. Sponsored by the Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artist Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts

September 25
5:30 pm: Artist Talk
With artist Robert Mangold. Sponsored by the Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artist Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts

October 9
5:30 pm: Artist Talk
With artist Christine Hiebert. Sponsored by the Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artist Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts

October 24
5:30 pm: Lecture
"Donald Judd's Cosmos," a talk by Marianne Stockebrand, director, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Sponsored by the School of Art + Design/College of Fine and Applied Arts

Featured Works X
Charles Baudelaire: A Poet and His Painters

November 11, 2002 through January 26, 2003

School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition
November 16, 2002 through January 5, 2003

Summoning the Sacred:
The Art of Lorena Johnson, 1993–2002

November 16, 2002 through January 5, 2003

Exhibition programming

November 20
5:30 pm: Gallery Conversation
With exhibiting artist Lorena Johnson

The Dream of the Audience:
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951 - 1982)

August 30 through November 3, 2002

This exhibition was the first to showcase the broad range of work by the influential but underrepresented Korean-American artist, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha.  She worked in media ranging from video and performance art to works on paper and ceramics.  An ongoing exploration of themes born out of personal experience, primarily those of geographic exile and cultural displacement, Cha's extraordinarily complex work is distinguished by multiple cultural references and influences: French film theory, Jacques Lacan's psychoanalytic studies, Confucianism, Catholicism, and Korean mysticism.  In her short life and career, Cha made an important contribution to late 20th century American art and the influence of her pioneering work in film and videos, performance art, mail and stamp art, and artists' books continues to grow.  Coming of age as an artist in the San Francisco Bay area in the 1970s, Cha was at the center of a series of influential artistic movements, including conceptual art, performance art, and video.  The Dream of the Audience at Krannert Art Museum was the first presentation of Cha's work in the Midwest.

This exhibition is sponsored in part by “Silicon, Carbon, Culture: Combining Codes through the Arts, Humanities, and Technology,” a collaborative project of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Fine and Applied Arts, with support from the Madden Initiative in Technology, Arts, and Culture. We appreciate the gracious support of Hampton Inn who hosts our guest speakers.

Exhibition programming

September 8
1 pm: Second Sunday Gallery Tour
Guided tour of the exhibition with director of Krannert Art Museum, Josef Helfenstein

September 12
5:30 pm: Gallery Conversation and Panel
"Dictee by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: An Informal Book Discussion," moderated by Nancy Abelmann, with guest speakers Nan Kim, Peggy Hong, Susan Moynihan, and Charse Yun, and a tour of the exhibition by Constance Lewallen

October 2
5:30 pm: Lecture
"Beyond Words: The Art of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha," a talk by Lawrence Rinder, curator of Contemporary ARt, Whitney Museum of American Art. Sponsored by the Lorado Taft Lectureship on Art Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts