Rirkrit Tiravanija and Elizabeth Peyton

“I think it’s also a discipline of being free when you are an artist. And that’s something I think I wake up and brush against every day – to remember that’s my job, to make my mind free.” (Elizabeth Peyton, 24:11)

Jennifer R. Gross

“Drawing Redefined considers the practice of drawing … where it is neither an expression of modeling or inner form nor an idealization of the natural world, neither a descriptive tool nor an image ‘from life.’ Nor is their drawing pure invention, nor the isolation of an idea or emotion. It is a mediation of a concrete physical experience in space and time. That experience can encompass psychological, emotional, or intellectual resources, but these are not consciously deployed by the artists in the act of drawing. This kind of drawing ‘dismantles consciousness and plunges the self into a zone of experience or sensation liberated from the closures of representation… drawing comes into being through the interface of material and their action.”

–Jennifer R. Gross, Drawing Redefined, pp.9-11