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The Primacy of Drawing Book Launch and Talk with Deanna Petherbridge

October 21, 2010 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

October 21, 2010
7 – 9 pm

LACE is proud to host a Book Launch event for The Primacy of Drawing – History and Theories of Practice (Released by Yale University Press in 2010 with support by The Metabolic Studio) by the well-known British artist and writer Deanna Petherbridge at LACE on Thursday October 21, 2010 7-9:00pm (limited free parking, first come first served).

Please join us for the last chance to meet Deanna Petherbridge in person at the final date in the Southern California leg of her US book tour. The evening includes a brief introduction by artist Lauren Bon of The Metabolic Studio and host of the book tour, followed by a presentation by Petherbridge. Her presentation titled “The Primacy of Drawing” explores key ideas in her comprehensive 500+ page book through revealing juxtapositions of historical and contemporary artworks. Artists, art historians and the art-interested public won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear Petherbridge analyze and propose ways to approach artists’ drawings — from Rubens, Rembrandt and Picasso to Bourgeouis, Trockel and many less-familiar artists — to explore the ideas that inform their work.

In her book, Petherbridge looks at a wide range of drawings in various media. She confirms a long historical commitment to the importance of sketching in generating ideas and problem solving, and traces the importance of drawing in the training of artists until well into the twentieth century. It is the first book of its kind to address emergent ways of drawing within a richly illustrated trans-historical context.  The book is richly illustrated with artists such da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dürer, Rembrandt, Goya, Seurat, Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse. This book is written to appeal to artists, art historians, students, educators, as well as a general audience.

The Primacy of Drawing book launch is part of the LACE SALON SERIES, which hosts events led by artists from all disciplines to further dialogue and participation between and among artists and audiences. The Series reflects LACE’s abiding interest in the creative “process” as much as the “product” and our mission to champion and challenge the art of our time by fostering artists who innovate, experiment, explore, and risk.

The Primacy of Drawing: Histories and Theories of Practice


Deanna Petherbridge is an artist whose practice is drawing based.  She is Visiting Professor of Drawing at the University of the Arts, London and was formerly Professor of Drawing at the Royal College of Art where she established the first doctoral program in the UK.  Additional information about the author can be found at www.deannapetherbridge.com.

19 October 2010 – 3:30 pm
Public Lecture: Getty Research Institute (GRI)
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Tel: (310) 440-7300

20 October 2010 – 4:00 pm
Public Lecture: UC Riverside

333 Arts Building, 900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-3755

21 October 2010 – 7:00 pm
Book Launch and Talk: LACE
6522 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Free Parking Available. First come, first served until full.

The Primacy of Drawing Book Launch has been made possible with support from The Metabolic Studio.



October 21, 2010
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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