KATHLEEN HENDERSON: WHAT IF I COULD DRAW A BIRD THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD?
SERIES: DRAWING PAPERS 80
Published on the occasion of The Drawing Center's exhibition, Kathleen Henderson: What if I Could Draw a Bird that Could Change the World? features the never-before-published work of this California-based artist. Using her chosen medium of oil stick on paper, Henderson deploys a sparse, tense, and energetic line to make drawings that are at turns comic, perverse, poignant, and brutal. Working with the radio on, the sounds of talking pundits and news stories filter through her onto the page where ambiguous scenarios offer playful or possibly sinister interactions. By offering disquieting representations of patterns of human behavior, her work asks us to consider our own complicity in and capacity for violence as well as benevolence. Featuring a conversation between the artist and curator Nina Katchadourian.
Paperback; 62 pages; 24 b/w images
9 x 6 inches