The Drawing Project: Frank Wimberley

14 November 2018 - 28 February 2019

"It made me  wonder just what a drawing really is. Pencil? Paint? I came to realize that drawings is an idea. One can use new materials as long as the piece has the effect of drawing: "Let your eye begin here, and travel..."



"I wanted to do something new. Even though my work background has not involved paper, I saw the possibilities. A series is an instrument that allows an artist to follow a particular piece with a 'cousin' to it. It is a way of following a satisfying idea with another that seems called for. Its like going from one phase to another. There is never the feeling that I was working towards a finished drawing, but rather following an idea. Keeping certain factors constant, like the standard 22 x 30 inch paper, in either black or white, became kind of a minimalism that allowed me to be sensitive to variations, a kind of sensibility that recalls Robert Ryan. I loved the fact that the drawing project had this minimal aspect."


"I wanted the marks to be differentiated, and I wanted to explore and go at it in a different way.  First it was making a line on a blank surface. Then I would deal with it, sometimes by drawing through it, perhaps with oilstick or watercolor. Some bring in the nuances from making mistakes. Those instances were as if a ritual was interrupted and I was determined to make something out of it. This led to more vocabulary to work with. Also, there is a degree of spontaneity that I enjoy. It is the sense of allowing it to happen and trying to contribute, perhaps with another color line, and studying the effect. Something new was created with each sheet and if I was satisfied with a particular effect, that might become the beginning of another drawing at another point"


Wilmer Jennings Gallery @ Kenkeleba
219 Second Street
New York, New York 10009
November 14 – December 29, 2018
Opening Reception: December 2nd, 3–6 pm
Phone: 212-674-3939

Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library @ Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11225
November 14, 2018 – February 28, 2019
Opening Reception: December 5th, 6–8 pm
Phone: 718-270-4889

Valentine Museum of Art @ Philip Howard
1655 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210
November 14, 2018 – February 28, 2019
Opening Reception: December 1st 3–5 pm
Rsvp: Phone/ Text :718-696-8355
Museum Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12–6 pm