Architecture Exhibitions International

Omi International Arts Center Ghent N.Y.

Single-Handedly
Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand

Jan 11–Mar 1, 2020
© Omi International Arts Center

Single-Handedly collects original drawings from a group of accomplished contemporary architects who, in an industry dominated by digital technologies, continue to work by hand.

Radically diverse in scale, materials, technique, subject, and spirit, these works overturn preconceived notions of what an architectural drawing is like. Some are dreamy, fiery and avant-garde, and others pragmatic, reductive and nostalgic.

Deeply informed, but nonetheless unconstrained, by traditional architectural drafting techniques, these renderings exploit an unparallelled formal freedom. Each one contains its own world and tells its own story, rooted in personal imagination.

This exhibit gives vibrant testimony to the still-vital craft of hand drawing in architecture.

This exhibition is co-curated by Warren James, Director, Art Omi: Architecture; and Nalina Moses.