Pat Steir: Drawing out of line

RISD Art Museum, Providence, RI February – July, 2o1o

Traveled to Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY Septermber – December 2010

Drawing out of Line explored the role of Steir’s drawing in the context of her ongoing aesthetic, conceptual, personal and philosophical investigations and lay bare the extent of her contributions to the field of contemporary drawing. It was a thorough and provocative survey that examined the full range of gestures the artist evolved from the seventies through the present. It focused, in particular, on six bodies of graphic output that corresponded to definitive moments of research and accomplishment in Steir’s career.