Ken Price: Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Works on Paper, 1962-2010
June 19-August 18, 2013
Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 18, 6–9pm
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New York, April 15, 2013 – The Drawing Center presents Ken Price: Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Works on Paper, 1962–2010, the first comprehensive survey of drawings by the sculptor Ken Price (1935–2012). A selection of 65 works on paper tracks Price’s dedication to drawing for more than 50 years and demonstrates his ongoing exploration of the medium. This exhibition will open concurrently on June 18 with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s presentation of the traveling retrospective of Price’s sculpture that originated at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Douglas Dreishpoon, Chief Curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, organized Slow and Steady Wins the Race, which will be hosted at the Albright-Knox from September 27, 2013 to January 19, 2014, and at the Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico, from February 22 to May 4, 2014.
A Los Angeles and Taos–based sculptor, Price sustained a quiet storm of intense creativity with drawing that until recently remained under the art world’s radar. Drawing has a time-honored status among sculptors as an expedient way to dream on paper without having to worry about an idea’s material realization. For years Price drew with no audience in mind. Drawing functioned early on as a means to explore multiple themes, some decidedly sculptural, to visualize an object’s physical properties and presentation, and, in some instances, to determine if it was worth tackling in clay. Drawing also functioned from the start as a way to relax, to stretch out and improvise imaginary scenes, and, at times, to fantasize. Price always approached drawing as an independent endeavor with its own inherent challenges and rewards.