MAINE DRAWING :: Ogunquit Museum of American Art

July 1- August 21
The Question of Drawing
In the Sculpture and Long Galleries

The Question of Drawing examines the varied and adventurous definitions of what contemporary drawing can be. From paper to canvas to new media, the exhibition features artists who push the parameters of what is acceptable as a drawing, including:  

Kate Beck      Gideon Bok   Lesley Dill    Julie Featheringill    William Kentridge   Joyce Kozloff   Sol LeWitt    Julie Mehretu    Cobi Moules   Martin Ramirez   Kiki Smith   Andrea Sulzer   

This exhibition is part of Where to Draw the Line: The Maine Drawing Project, a collaborative exhibition project of almost two dozen Maine museums and galleries.

Opening Reception Saturday July 2, 2011  5-7pm

Tuesday, July 26, at 7 pm 
The Question of Drawing   An illustrated lecture by artist Kate Beck.

Maine artist Kate Beck’s work is included in   the OMAA exhibition “The Question of Drawing.” Her work reflects her interest in “(the) pure aesthetic of line as an element of both color and substance with a wide range of thought and feeling.” The artist will speak about her work in drawing and the significance of drawing in a contemporary art context. Widely exhibited, Kate has had recent solo exhibitions at the Pelavin Gallery in New York City, Icon Contemporary Art in Brunswick, Maine and Kunst-Element, Waalre, The Netherlands.
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine 207-646-4909


Marked Differences :: Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles

ARTISTS: David Ambrose, Kate Beck, 
Hedwig Brouckaert, Catalina Chervin, Stephen Cox, 
Ellen Driscoll, Elizabeth Duffy, Abby Goldstein, 
Marietta Hoferer, Toine Horvers, Nene Humphrey, 
Mary Judge, Elise Kaufman, Michael Kukla, 
Robert Lansden, Dawn Lee, Peter Matthews, 
Jim Napierala, Morgan O'Hara, Gary Petersen, 
Sherae Rimpsey, Viviane Rombaldi Seppey, 
Donna Ruff, Sepideh Salehi, Andra Samelson, 
Claudia Sbrissa, Peter Schroth, Emna Zghal

June 3 - July 24, 2011      
Open free to the public: Thursday - Sunday, 12 - 5pm

Join us for Roberta Waddell's Curator Talk
Saturday, June 18, 4pm
Roberta Waddell's selection of 49 works from the Kentler Flatfiles by 28 artists suggests the diversity of mark-making languages and media in drawing today.

"Artists of all stripes and practices in recent years have mixed and combined media--painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, digital processes, film and sculpture--in ways that defy easy categorization. Inherent in the autographic touch of a drawing, however, there is consistently an intimacy and freshness that encourage quiet study and close examination."
- Roberta Waddell  

The Kentler Flatfiles were founded in 1990 as an essential element of the gallery.  The Flatfiles, a compendium of artworks by over 160 artists, have become an important resource for artists, collectors, curator and the general public by stressing the importance of drawing and work on paper in contemporary art today.  The Flatfiles are located behind the gallery and are available for viewing by appointment.  

Roberta Waddell was Curator of Prints at the New York Public Library from 1985 until 2008 after serving as Curator of Prints at the Worcester Art Museum, and Curator of Graphic Arts at the Toledo Museum of Art. 

A brochure with an essay by Roberta Waddell accompanies the exhibition.  

353 Van Brunt Street(Red Hook) Brooklyn, NY 11231
718.875.2098   info@kentlergallery.org    
Open free to the public: 
Thursday - Sunday, 12 - 5pm
Promoting drawing and works on paper since 1990


Field Guide to Getting Lost :: Pelavin Gallery, TriBeCa

Kate Beck  Canyon.White, II   
Poured Oil, Graphite on Linen, 84 x 60 inches   2010
with Timothy Paul Myers, Mark Safan and Jean-Paul Cattin

Pelavin Gallery
13 Jay Street
New York, New York 10013
212.925.9424 voice  646-709.4781 mobile

Continues through 3 September 2011