Apr 15, 2016–Mar 19, 2017

Jackie Ferrara

35 Wooster Street, New York City NY 10013 Map
Wed, Fri–Sun 12 am–6 pm, Thu 12 am–8 pm

Jackie Ferrara: Lines will be on view April 15, 2016 through March 19, 2017 in The Drawing Center’s Lab Corridor. The exhibition will consist of five intricate wall drawings, each anchored by imagined architecture or architectural elements along with lists of film titles rendered in Morse code. The Morse code acts as a foundation or band, interrupting the drawn architecture or adding another layer over the entire surface. The underlying theme of the individual drawings is reflected both in the architectural element or shape dominating the drawing as well as by the Morse code text, which consists of curated lists of films Ferrara began compiling in 1993 that reflect her life-long passion for film. Vampire Towers, for example, depicts nine abstract, dark towers that emerge out of a foundation of vampire film titles veiled in Morse code. This commission reflects the ongoing evolution of Ferrara’s work, incorporating elements of the established language of her sculpture and public art works and bringing them to the walls of The Drawing Center.