Jasper Johns, From ‘Untitled’ Painting, 1964-65
Charcoal, oil and pastel on paper, 21 7/8 x 33 7/8 inches
Art © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Drawing is a medium that offers an intimate and open field for imaginative elaboration, in which concepts and ideas can emerge and change with relative ease. Uninhibited by the obligation to create a finished and independent object, as is traditionally associated with painting and sculpture, drawing as a medium lends itself readily to the theoretical and the experimental. Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process brings together over sixty works by thirty-nine artists from the postwar decade to today.

Notations is curated by Meredith Malone, associate curator at the Kemper Art Museum. The exhibition will be on view at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum from September 14, 2012, to January 7, 2013. All artworks in the exhibition are on loan from the collection of Sally and Wynn Kramarsky, New York, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

This online catalog features an essay by Meredith Malone, as well as images of all of the works in the exhibition, artist interviews and select entries by graduate students in the Department of Art History & Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis and at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. The online catalog is organized and edited by Rachel Nackman, curator of the Kramarsky Collection.


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For more information about Notations please visit the foreword by Sabine Eckmann, or the curatorial essay by Meredith Malone.