Olga Chernysheva: Vague Accent at The Drawing Center, October 7 – December 18, 2016

Olga Chernysheva: Vague Accent is a series of drawings the Moscow-based artist made during a month-long visit to New York in November 2015. This new work is a departure for the Chernysheva: although she has depicted the urban landscape throughout her career, her focus has been her home country. Vague Accent explores the relation between travel and attentiveness through a collection of ordinary scenes—subway stations, museums, city streets—overlaid with collaged texts by the artist. In her words, these works “show things that are already visible…things not asking to be looked at.” — The Drawing Center

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Olga Chernysheva, Untitled [First…], 2016. Charcoal and collage on paper, 33 x 23 ¾ inches (84 x 60.5 cm). © Olga Chernysheva, Courtesy Gallery DIEHL, Berlin; Foxy Production, New York; and Pace London.

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Olga Chernysheva, Untitled [White…], 2016. Charcoal and collage on paper, 23 ¾ x 23 ¾ inches (60.5 x 60.5 cm). © Olga Chernysheva, Courtesy Gallery DIEHL, Berlin; Foxy Production, New York; and Pace London.

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Olga Chernysheva, Untitled [Drawing…], 2016. Charcoal and collage on paper, 23 ½ x 25 ½ inches (60.5 x 64.5 cm). © Olga Chernysheva, Courtesy Gallery DIEHL, Berlin; Foxy Production, New York; and Pace London.

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Olga Chernysheva, Untitled [A Play…], 2016. Charcoal and collage on paper, 21 ¼ x 33 inches (54 x 84 cm). © Olga Chernysheva, Courtesy Gallery DIEHL, Berlin; Foxy Production, New York; and Pace London.

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Olga Chernysheva, Untitled [Roads…], 2016. Charcoal and collage on paper, 23 ¾ x 33 inches (60.5 x 84 cm). © Olga Chernysheva, Courtesy Gallery DIEHL, Berlin; Foxy Production, New York; and Pace London.

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Olga Chernysheva, Untitled [Empty…], 2016. Charcoal and collage on paper, 33 x 20 ½ inches (84 x 52 cm). © Olga Chernysheva, Courtesy Gallery DIEHL, Berlin; Foxy Production, New York, and Pace London.

 Exhibition curated by Nova Benway, Assistant Curator and Open Sessions Curator.

Images courtesy The Drawing Center.