Thread Lines & Xanti Schawinsky: Head Drawings and Faces of War at The Drawing Center, September 19 – December 14, 2014

Lenore Tawney, Union of Water and Fire, 1974, Linen, 38 x 36 inches. Collection of Lenore G. Tawney Foundation

Thread Lines. Lenore Tawney, Union of Water and Fire, 1974, Linen, 38 x 36 inches. Collection of Lenore G. Tawney Foundation

Ellen Lesperance, December 12, 1983: Standing Beside the Communal Campfire, She Read Aloud From The Front Page News: “Women at War! 25,000 in Greenham Base Demo,” 2012, Gouache and graphite on tea stained paper, 26 x 34 3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Ambach and Rice, Los Angeles.

Thread Lines. Ellen Lesperance, December 12, 1983: Standing Beside the Communal Campfire, She Read Aloud From The Front Page News: “Women at War! 25,000 in Greenham Base Demo,” 2012, Gouache and graphite on tea stained paper, 26 x 34 3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Ambach and Rice, Los Angeles

Alan Shields, Colors in Clay, 1988, Watercolor, stitching on handmade paper, 18 x 18 inches. Courtesy of the Estate and Van Doren Waxter.

Thread Lines. Alan Shields, Colors in Clay, 1988, Watercolor, stitching on handmade paper, 18 x 18 inches. Courtesy of the Estate and Van Doren Waxter

Louise Bourgeois, Untitled, 2006, Fabric, 15 x 22 1/4 inches. Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Thread Lines. Louise Bourgeois, Untitled, 2006, Fabric, 15 x 22 1/4 inches. Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Sheila Hicks, Punched Notations, 2012. Paper and synthetic yarn, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Andrea and José Olympio Pereira Collection.

Thread Lines. Sheila Hicks, Punched Notations, 2012. Paper and synthetic yarn, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Andrea and José Olympio Pereira Collection

Elaine Reichek, Desire, Dread, Despair, 2012. Hand embroidery on linen. 26 1/4 x 26 3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Zach Feuer, New York, and Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

Thread Lines. Elaine Reichek, Desire, Dread, Despair, 2012. Hand embroidery on linen. 26 1/4 x 26 3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Zach Feuer, New York, and Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California

William J. O'Brien, Untitled, 2013, Felt on felt, Six parts each: 23 7/8 x 19 3/4 inches , Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

Thread Lines. William J. O’Brien, Untitled, 2013, Felt on felt, Six parts each: 23 7/8 x 19 3/4 inches , Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York


 

Xanti Schawinsky, Euclidian (Head Drawings), 1945, Graphite on paper, 31 1/2 x 23 inches (80.1 x 58.4 cm), Copyright The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland, Courtesy of The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland and BROADWAY 1602, New York

Xanti Schawinsky, Euclidian (Head Drawings), 1945, Graphite on paper, 31 1/2 x 23 inches (80.1 x 58.4 cm), Copyright The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland, Courtesy of The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland and BROADWAY 1602, New York

Xanti Schawinsky, Rocky Fellow (Head Drawings), 1944, Graphite on paper, 31 x 22 1/2 inches (78.74 x 57.15 cm), Copyright The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland, Courtesy of The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland and BROADWAY 1602, New York

Xanti Schawinsky, Rocky Fellow (Head Drawings), 1944, Graphite on paper, 31 x 22 1/2 inches (78.74 x 57.15 cm), Copyright The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland, Courtesy of The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland and BROADWAY 1602, New York

Xanti Schawinsky, The Admiral (Faces of War), 1942, Mixed media, watercolor and black pen on paper, 29 3/8 x 21 3/8 inches (74.6 x 54.4 cm), Copyright and courtesy of The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland

Xanti Schawinsky, The Admiral (Faces of War), 1942, Mixed media, watercolor and black pen on paper, 29 3/8 x 21 3/8 inches (74.6 x 54.4 cm), Copyright and courtesy of The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland

Xanti Schawinsky, The Aviator (Faces of War), 1942, Mixed media, watercolor and black pen on paper, 28 7/8 x 21 inches (73.4 x 53.4 cm), Copyright and courtesy of The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland

Xanti Schawinsky, The Aviator (Faces of War), 1942, Mixed media, watercolor and black pen on paper, 28 7/8 x 21 inches (73.4 x 53.4 cm), Copyright and courtesy of The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland

Xanti Schawinsky, The Warrior (Faces of War), 1942 , Mixed media, watercolor, and black pen on paper, 29 x 21 3/8 inches (73.7 x 54.2 cm), Copyright and courtesy of The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland

Xanti Schawinsky, The Warrior (Faces of War), 1942 , Mixed media, watercolor, and black pen on paper, 29 x 21 3/8 inches (73.7 x 54.2 cm), Copyright and courtesy of The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland

Xanti Schawinsky, Architectural Design, 1945 Mixed media, water color and black pen on paper, 20 3/4 x 28 7/8 inches (52.7 x 73.4 cm), Copyright and courtesy of The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland

Xanti Schawinsky, Architectural Design, 1945 Mixed media, water color and black pen on paper, 20 3/4 x 28 7/8 inches (52.7 x 73.4 cm), Copyright and courtesy of The Estate of Xanti Schawinsky, Switzerland

Images courtesy The Drawing Center