"For Opacity: Elijah Burgher, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Nathaniel Mary Quinn" with Claire Gilman, Chief Curator at The Drawing Center – The Art Students League

“For Opacity: Elijah Burgher, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Nathaniel Mary Quinn” with Claire Gilman, Chief Curator at The Drawing Center

Toyin Ojih Odutola, Paris Apartment, 2016–17. Charcoal, pastel, and pencil on paper, 59 3/8 x 42 inches. Private Collection, New York. © Toyin Ojih Odutola. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Gilman will offer a closer look at her exhibition, on view October 12–February 3, which explores the use of drawing to investigate subjecthood. Claire Gilman (Ph. D. Columbia University) is Chief Curator at the Drawing Center in New York where, over the past eight years, she has overseen the curatorial program, organizing more than thirty exhibitions and public programs and authoring nearly as many catalogues.

Projects have ranged from first-time museum shows of such artists as Torkwase Dyson, Natalie Frank, and Eddie Martinez, to reconsiderations of the work of established artists like Cecily Brown, Rashid Johnson and Terry Winters, to conceptually-driven group shows. In general, Gilman is committed to an expansive vision of drawing as a mediator between self and world. Gilman has taught art history and critical theory at Columbia University; the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; the Corcoran College for Art and Design; the Museum of Modern Art; and the School of Visual Arts (SVA). She has lectured throughout the country on modern and contemporary art.

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