Fordham Notes: Sketches Are Stars at New Lincoln Center Art Show

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sketches Are Stars at New Lincoln Center Art Show

What does the future hold for the sketch drawing, that integral link between imagination and reality? 
Sketch., a new show at the Lincoln Center’s Center Gallery, hopes to address that. 

Organized by Sandra McKee, adjunct assistant professor of architecture at Fordham, in association with New York-based curators d3, Sketch. opened on Feb. 18 and runs through March 19. A reception will be held Thursday, March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The show, which is sponsored by Fordham’s theater and visual arts departments, seeks to revisit the use of classical sketching approaches, while engaging with the new technologies that have expanded the contemporary opportunities of sketching as a conceptual generator.  

Works on display include analog sketches, digital drawings, and digital images of sketch models.
Gallery organizers describe it thusly:

“Sketching is a fundamental and time-tested tool of design communication-- an intuitive practice that conveys ideas and assumptions rapidly and directly. With the rise of trans-disciplinary practices and digital methods, the conventional act of sketching has been profoundly transformed by a proliferation of diverse methodologies and emerging technologies.” 

“While the perception and notion of what constitutes a sketch continues to expand, many designers are reconsidering and expanding upon the historical role of sketching. This emerging dialogue reveals unparalleled synergies between 21st century innovation and classical tradition.”

The Center Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For more information, visit
—Patrick Verel

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