Following the Line

November 2, 2012 - September 27, 2013

Curated by Carol Jazzar

Curated by Miami gallerist Carol Jazzar, Following the Line advances the understanding of drawing in contemporary art, an arena that is increasingly preoccupied with mass spectacle, public space and multimedia. The exhibition features work inspired by and created with “the line” as a primary tool, including graphite, ink and colored pencil works as well as hand-drawn animation and prints.

Manifesting the close connection to the artist’s hand and thought, drawings have historically been defined as intimate. Some are smaller in scale. Some are conceived as preparatory to final works in other media. Drawings may commit fleeting, ephemeral concepts to paper, itself a less permanent support. The persistent vitality of drawing today, developing alongside high tech digital and moving image media, will be emphasized. Linear works that owe their inspiration to drawing will craft an “expanded” definition of drawing in use today.

Following the Line presents works that demonstrates the primacy of drawing in artistic practice. Works on view include internationally renowned artists such as Louise Bourgeois and Alice Neel, and current practitioners on the world stage such as Tracey Emin, Joanne Greenbaum, Klara Kristalova and Wangechi Mutu. South Florida artists include Naomi Fisher, Beatriz Monteavaro and Jorge Pantoja.


Louise Bourgeois
Lou Ann Colodny
William Cordova
Ana Albertina Delgado
Tara Donovan
Tracey Emin
Naomi Fisher
Christy Gast
Joanne Greenbaum
Felice Grodin
Jay Hines
Jiae Hwang
Mel Kadel
Klara Kristalova
Nicola López
Julie Mehretu
Beatriz Monteavaro
Wangechi Mutu
Alice Neel
Jorge Pantoja
Raul Perdomo
Peggy Preheim
Karen Rifas
Clare Rojas
Gustavo Roman
Dasha Shishkin
Diana Shpungin
Jen Stark
Nicola Tyson
Shoshanna Weinberger


Designed by Augusto Mendoza, of Books Are Nice, the 108-page, full color catalog features essays by independent curator and writer Sue Spaid, a forward by Girls' Club creative director Michelle Weinberg, a curatorial statement by Carol Jazzar and an original work of poetry by Denise Duhamel inspired by the exhibition.

Published 2013
Printed and bound locally in Miami, FL
Limited edition of 200

Gallery Notes

Following the Line gallery notes

Gallery Notes provide additional information about the exhibition and the works included. Find a full checklist and curatorial information about each artist and their work in order of exhibition appearance.

Gallery Notes are available on site for self guided tours and online as an additional resource.

Designed by Book Are Nice.

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Funding for this exhibition, catalog and related programming supported in part by Funding Arts Broward, Broward County Cultural Division and private donors.
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