Nov. 1-Dec.21
Robert Petersen made his first journal drawing in 1976 on Captiva Island, Florida, where he lived and worked closely with artist Robert Rauschenberg from 1970 to 1980. Rauschenberg and Petersen founded the experimental printshop “Untitled Press., Inc.” The journal artworks were born out of Petersen’s sketchbooks, where he collected observations of his daily surroundings, drawings for future pieces, musings, postcards, photographs, and ephemera such as calendar clippings and magazine illustrations. At each month’s end, he would distill the highlights into a 20 x 30 inch drawing, which is an aesthetic that remains in his artwork today. Fifteen of the drawings, from 1976 to 1988, are included in the exhibition. Guest curator Lena Petersen.