Museum of Drawing, Houston inaugural exhibition opening reception: All Quiet: Same as it Never Was
The Museum of Drawing, Houston presents its inaugural exhibition, All Quiet: Same as it Never Was, by collaborating artists Joe Ives and Dan Fabian. The artists met in the University of Houston art department in 2001. Today, both are currently based in Pennsylvania. Since 2013, they have occasionally met to collaborate on haphazard drawings and paintings. The concept for the project arose out of that collaboration, which is influenced in part by Spaghetti Westerns and John Ford's films, taxonomic illustrations, natural history museums and nostalgia for a West that never was.
This panoramic, kinetic drawing is a live, moving depiction of Western melancholy.
This is the first installment in the series of drawings in motion that is the basis of the foundation of The MOD. The MOD was created to exhibit the origin of the line, the depth of drawing and the evolution of the line coming to life in modern and contemporary forms of art in media.