Artists Draw: Tom Martin, Auste Peciura, Alan Saret, Patti Smith, Nancy Spero
January 6 – February 10, 1979
Artists Draw includes drawings by five artists: Tom Martin, Auste Peciura, Alan Saret, Patti Smith, and Nancy Spero. This exceptional show reflects the exploratory nature of the medium. Each artist in the exhibition uses drawing to investigate subject matter that is intensely personal. Saret deals with abstract approaches to nature, Smith with private anxieties, Spero with the relationship between internal and external violence, Martin with psychological interpretation of media images, Peciura with the relationship between drawing and writing.
Artists Draw was organized by painter Donald Sultan and reflects his own view of drawing as represented by his choice of diverse but stylistically related work.
Artists Draw is an example of Artists Space's commitment to presenting artist organized exhibitions. Offering an individual artist's viewpoint on drawing is another means Artists Space has chosen to move beyond traditional curatorial approaches to new art.