Monday, May 31, 2010


DRAW: Mexico City

Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico
June 19 - August 15, 2010
Curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey
Special Guest Curator for Mexico: Miguel Calderon
Museum Director: Cristina Faesler

DRAW is the largest contemporary drawing exhibition to emerge out of New York City. It is a must-see art exhibition featuring original drawings by more than 450 artists in the illustration, graffiti, tattoo, literature, design, animation, skateboard, music, psychedelic art worlds. The show is a tribute to the often-underrated but fundamental building block of visual and graphic art: the drawing.

Artists whose original works are in the show include : Chris Johanson, Terence Koh , Dan Colen , Raymond Pettibon, Aurel Schmidt , Benjamin Cho , DAZE , R. Crumb, Alex Grey, HR Giger, Clive Barker, Robert Williams, Mark Ryden, Tom Sachs, Wes Lang , Eric White , Rich Jacobs, Barry McGee , Rick Griffin, Swoon, Ron English, Neck Face, Tim Biskup, Ed Templeton, Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Mark Gonzales, Derek Hess, David Byrne, Mark Dean Veca, Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), Kevin "Spanky" Long, Hank Williams III, WK Interact, Jose Manuel Schmill , Shawn Barber, Doze Green, Kevin Llewellyn, Tara McPherson and many many more.

After four years of gallery exhibitions, DRAW will have it's museum debut at Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico, one of Mexico City's finest museums. The opening is on June 19, 2010 and will exhibit through August 15, 2010. To coincide with the exhibition, the museum will be publishing a book for worldwide distribution to contemporary museum bookstores around the world. Carlo McCormick, one of the most respected art writers and curators in the U.S. will be writing an introductory essay for the book.

DRAW debuted in October of 2006 at NYC’s Fuse Gallery to phenomenal response from audience and press alike. It had an equally impressive showing during the SXSW 2007 Music, Film + Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. It was the most well-attended opening to date for East London’s leading contemporary art gallery, StolenSpace and most recently, the exhibit drew over 2000 people to its San Francisco debut at Shooting Gallery.

With each showing of DRAW the collection has increased in scope through additional curation by hosting galleries and through the word of mouth that develops with a project of this magnitude. In keeping with this evolution, a select group of contemporary artists from Mexico will be curated by Miguel Calderon to participate in DRAW:Mexico. Their work will remain in the collection as DRAW is currently on a world tour. Future showings include Tokyo, Paris, Milan, Vienna, Los Angeles, Barcelona and Berlin.

The DRAW artist list is widespread and spans multiple decades, movements, genres, mediums and continents. As vast as the list is, the DRAW curators have personal connections with all of the artists. It's a project built of years of interaction collaboration and friendships. DRAW exists as an on going document of a collective movement that originated out of a 500 square foot gallery (Fuse Gallery) in the back of Lit Lounge in NYC.

In terms of a museum collection, DRAW is as unique and original as its creators and participants. Each subsequent showing brings a further exploration and definition of what a drawing is and what purpose it serves. Our material world is built on drawings. From the great masterpieces to the world's iconic buildings, it's cars, fashion and the simple tools we use in our daily life were for the most part conceived and developed from a simple sketch. Before there was word, there was the drawing.

DRAW is curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey with guest curators Tim Barber, Miguel Calderon, Joseph Ian Henrikson , Lisa Lebofsky, Jacaeber Kastor, Justin Giarla, Jamie O’Shea, Matt Campbell, Damian Weinkrantz, Les Barany, Sto, D* Face, Jonathan Levine, Tony Cox.

Just added with great honor, the Mexico City artists:
Selección Mexico DRAW
José Luis Sánchez Rull
Daniel Guzman
Alejandra España
Tania Ximena
Gerardo Monsivais
Mauricio Limon
Daphne Bally
Marcos Castro
Emilio Valdez
Marco Rountree
Miki Guadamur
Roberto Turnbull
Pia Camil
Gabriel Acevedo P.
Federico Schott
Jessy Bulbo
Mariana Magdaleno Lopez
Alejandro Garcia Contreras
Manuel Mathar
Alexis Chaunac
Stephen Mascatello
Greta Gamboa
Jimena Schaepfler
Theo Michael
Edgar Orlaineta
Mariano Villalobos
Tatiana Musi
Julio Morales
Ricardo Harispuru
Edgar Orlaineta
Sergio Gutiérrez Aragón
Blanca González Hernández
Alejandro Magallanes

For interviews with the curators and high-res photos please contact:
Lisa Lebofsky, Fuse Gallery NYC

More info here:

Erik Foss /owner

Fuse Gallery
93 second ave.
New York,New York 10003
gallery 212-777-7987

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