Friday, January 23

Drawing Club @ Park Life Tonight!

San Franciso's Clement Street gallery & shop Park Life hosts their first gallery show of 2009 tonight, Jan. 23, from 7 - 10pm. The Drawing Club, presenting a group of artists that met and formed a tight-knit community while studying at California College of Arts and Crafts, now California College of the Arts (CCA).

The year was 2004, San Francisco, California. In the Mission District on Sunday mornings, Bryson Gill, Chi Birmingham, Casey Watson, Isaac Lin, Jay Nelson, Kyle Mock, Peter Scherrer and Rachel Kaye would gather in a sun drenched living room. They gathered for a day of doodling and collaborating on each others drawings. Pencils, pens, paper, brushes and other various drawing materials were sprawled out on the floor. No one was the sole author of a specific work, nothing was precious, and no work was for sale. Drawing would last all day with bouts of conversation, jokes and often focused silence. People brought books, movies and music to share as inspiration. This was a budding time for these young artists. In the evening, often there would be a potluck style feast to recoup, reflect and unwind from the day. Much like the drawings that were made, the dinner would parallel the ideas of collaborating and sharing. Sometimes amounting to over 30 works during the session, drawings would be laid out on the floor and wall. Narratives, connections, and comments would be made while pointing at one piece or another. Join them tonight at Park Life!

Park Life
Opening Reception - Friday January 23th, 7pm to 10pm
Show runs Jan.23th - Feb 23rd
220 Clement Street
San Francisco 94118


Nicholas Wilton said...

Working together doing art is way more fun than plodding along alone...what a cool idea. I teach a collaborative creativity workshop, called "ARTPLANE" several times a year that lasts a week and I have made the best friends. The next one is in May at Esalen on the big sur coast---Hot springs, fabulous food and late night chocolate, wine and art making in the art barn! Come!

tavelhus said...

I love these rainbow-colours!