The High Surveys Local Artists in “Sprawl! Drawing Outside the Lines”

Michael Lachowski, Twins, 2012; graphite on paper, 40 by 26 inches.
Michael Lachowski, Twins, 2012; graphite on paper,
40 by 26 inches.

The High Museum of Art  has announced its upcoming “Sprawl! Drawing Outside the Lines,” a follow-up to the popular “Drawing Inside the Perimeter” show in 2013. Curated by modern and contemporary curator Michael Rooks, “Sprawl” will feature over 100 works on paper by more than 75 Georgia artists, this time including some living “outside the perimeter,” in such cities as Athens, Columbus, Decatur, Lawrenceville, and Smyrna. The exhibition will be on view July 18-October 4.

Michi Meko, The Standard, 2014; drawing, acrylic, gold leaf, 30 by 22½ inches.
Michi Meko, The Standard, 2014; drawing, acrylic, gold leaf, 30 by 22½ inches.

Rooks has again been busy buying works from a host of local artists. The new acquisitions were funded largely by a $60,000 grant from the Antinori Foundation to establish the Antinori Fund for the acquisition of works by Georgia artists. The acquisitions for the 2013 show were made through the Lambert Fund, which was bequeathed to the High by Judith Alexander in the name of Marianne Lambert.

During the exhibition’s run, the High will present its annual Monster Drawing Rally, on September 19. Museum visitors will be able to watch 75 local artists create works that will be sold that day for $75 each. The proceeds will go to the purchase of more works on paper by regional artists for the High’s permanent collection.

The artists featured in “Sprawl!” are:

Susan Loftin

Pam Longobardi

Eric Mack

Trek Matthews

Faith McClure

Michi Meko

Abbie Merritt

Greg Mike

Larry Miller

Donna Mintz

Jason Murphy

Katie Ridley Murphy

Bo Orr

Erin Palovick

Esteban Patiño

Lauren Peterson

Mario Petrirena

Sanithna Phansavanh

Michael Reese

Charles H. Reinike III

Lucha Rodriguez

Kellie Romany

Mimi Hart Silver

Leslie Snipes

Ben Steele

Mac Stewart

Dorothy Stucki

Wesley Terpstra

Joe Tsambiras

Zuzka Vaclavik

Art Vandenberg

Jim Waters

Orion Wertz

Christian Bradley West

Martha Whittington

Fabian Williams

Caomin Xie

Linze Yarbrough

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