A Sketchbook Collective, Co-hosted with Cooper Gallery, February 18 - April 16
A project by artist Evelyn Rydz
About the Collective
In the time of a rampant pandemic and racial injustice, how can we draw on our tools to bear witness to the world we are living in and draw on love and justice to imagine a different future?
As artists with a wealth of imagination and creative tools how can we envision and participate with clear intention in creating what we hope to see next in the world, in ways both small and large? How do we continue to learn from and respond to racial injustices that are not new, but that have been amplified during this pandemic?
The sketchbook collective is an extension of Evelyn Rydz' Drawing on Love & Justice project which calls for artists to engage in a daily drawing practice. The sketchbooks will be a space for observing, reflecting, responding, and imagining new possibilities. Throughout the eight weeks, we will experiment with a variety of media as we explore drawings addressing what you see in the world now and what you want to see in the future. There will be weekly opportunities for the sketchbook collective to share new drawings and create in community.
Check back here biweekly for an updated prompt for your sketchbook!
Join us for the Final Segment of the @drawingonloveandjustice Sketchbook Collective
✤ Drawing on Imagination: ✤
Use your creative tools to envision positive change for a more just future. Draw and share your vision of a future filled with new possibilities.
"I see imagination as a survival skill in times of darkness. In order to survive, we make changes that reconfigure the way we think and the way we act."
'Shifting Contours' is a series of images that deals with spatial re-imagination as a means to cultivate hope and to envisage radical possibilities. By applying warped perspectives and disorientation, I put my body in spaces where I find unrestricted mobility, comfort and sense of belonging. The black and white pictures in the composite photos are images of my childhood apartment and my hometown Hong Kong." - joanna_tam @joanna_tam