Bushel is pleased to present recent works on paper from Los Angeles- and Hamden-based artist Mercedes Teixido. The exhibition presents Teixido’s sketchbook-scrolls—unedited repositories for the elements of her daily drawing practice, including list-making, writing, and the exploration of imagery—alongside selections from her current series of collage-based drawings. On Friday, August 12 from 5-6 and on Saturday, August 13 from 12-3, Teixido will perform on her ‘drawing machine’: the public will be invited to dictate letters that the artist and her machine will transform into drawings in duplicate.
Read a conversation between Teixido and poet Claudia Rankine about the drawing machine.
Mercedes Teixido has exhibited work at Post Gallery and LACE in Los Angeles, Elizabeth Leach in Portland, Joyce Goldstein and Art in General in New York, and elsewhere. Her performances on her drawing machine have been presented by Machine Project at Hamilton College, at the Writers of Black Mountain conference at University of North Carolina in Asheville, and at the (e)merge Arts Fair 2014 in Washington, D.C. She lives in Los Angeles and Hamden and teaches drawing at Pomona College.
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August 11–August 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Friay, August 12, 6-8pm
Open for viewing during Open Hours and events, and by appointment