The Experimental Drawing Studio is pleased to present Visiting Artist:

Karl Haendel

“To Point (To), To Draw (From), To Look (At)”

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013, 4:30-5:30 pm

Structural and Material's Engineering (SME) Building at UC San Diego, SME Presentation Space (Rm. 149)
9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093

This event is free and open to the public, all are welcome.

Karl Haendel is known for meticulous pencil drawings based on appropriated photographs. He is interested in investigating the properties of photography—inverting tones, scaling, and flipping images—but he prefers the slowness of drawing.

Karl Haendel received a BA from Brown University in 1998 and a MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003. He also studied at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Recent solo exhibitions include Locust Projects, Miami, The Box, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, and Lever House, New York, NY. His work has been included in recent group exhibitions at the Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO; the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL; the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway; the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN; the Drawing Center, New York, NY; "Prospect II", New Orleans, LA; the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA; the New Museum, New York, NY; the Fundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico; and the Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY.

Am I Drawing Now? is a series of lectures, conversations, performances and exhibitions that seek to illuminate drawing as a cross disciplinary activity. Our series continues this winter with lectures and workshops that take place in the Experimental Drawing Studio, part of the Visual Arts Department at University of California San Diego. All events are free and open to the public, located in Structural and Materials Engineering Building - Room 202. Karl Haendel will be presented at the SME Presentation Space.

The Experimental Drawing Studio provides open space for an intersection of disciplines that engage the practice of drawing in its expansive range of forms. Artists, engineers, architects, writers, designers, animators and media practitioners will have a clean and unencumbered space to specifically explore the role of drawing in their research. The studio will be used for exploratory drawing research and practice. This includes, for example, large scale or collaborative drawing projects, workshops and conferences on drawing, independent, collaborative and mentored projects between faculty and MFA and PhD Art Practice students and advanced undergraduates for the preparation for an exhibition, the scope of a proposed project, design and lay out of a graphic book, or focused research and teaching for an academic quarter.

The Experimental Drawing Studio is led by Associate Professor Amy Adler, Visual Arts UCSD and Managing Director Joshua Tonies in collaboration with Visual Arts Studio Area faculty and a committee of Visual Arts graduate students.

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Associate Professor Amy Adler

Joshua Tonies