Janus Drawing Folio, proposal for Pissed Off, curated by Rhiannon Aarons
Exhibition: Pissed Off! An anti-Trump Fundraiser at Tom of Finland House
Date: Saturday 27 May 2017
Proposal: The Janus Drawing Folio
On 8 November 2016 The Confederacy rewaged, and won, The Civil War. The chauvinisms that this nation has spent two centuries denying are now American federal policy. Some of us are disillusioned. Frustrated. Lost.
Consciously we make logical arguments in an effort to understand. We strain to apply logic to lunacy. Our minds are vast. But our consciousness only accesses a small part of all that we are. Our deep brain knows more than we can access. Our old, ancient, mammalian brain holds our deepest emotions. The brain stem. The basal ganglia. We confer with psychics, psychologists, and priests to discover the truth within ourselves.
For Pissed Off I propose to discover the truth within ourselves by creating a series of Automatic Drawing diptychs with visitors to the opening. We will use the technique of automatic drawing to summon forth our deepest feelings. With each partner I will make two drawings: one drawing as we meditate on anger & frustration, and a second while meditating on joy & human fulfillment.
Automatic Drawing #6, 24 March 2008, conte crayon on paper, 22x30”, Lee Tuyet Le & Glenn Zucman
Automatic Drawing #8, 5 April 2008, conte crayon on paper, 22x30”, Lee Tuyet Le & Glenn Zucman
Automatic Drawing #9, 5 April 2008, conte crayon on paper, 30x22”, Lee Tuyet Le & Glenn Zucman