David Scher at The Drawing Center, “Does It Fold?”

For Does It Fold? in The Lab (The Drawing Center), multidisciplinary artist David Scher will appear alongside special guests for three evenings of performances. Nightly poetry readings, film screenings, and musical performances will take place in dialogue with a pop-up exhibition of Scher’s sketchbooks and muscial scores. Scher will also give a performative lecture about the relationship between his sketchbooks and his broader artistic process, and audience members will be invited to peruse through a selection of the artist’s sketchbooks. Discussions will focus on the dreamlike landscapes, figures, and follies that fill the more than 1200 sketchbooks Scher has created over more than six decades of drawing. While giving life to the symbols and storylines that crisscross Scher’s sketches, Does It Fold? will celebrate the impulse to draw and Scher’s own stream-of-consciousness practice that beclouds boundaries between the real world and the imaginary.

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To accompany Does It Fold?, David Scher has published a collection of artist sketchbook entries, poetry manuscripts, and found sketchbooks and scrapbooks. The book, edited by Scher, will be available through The Drawing Center’s bookstore. More information about the publication is available at www.doesitfold.com

TICKETS, $10 via eventbrite here.

Thursday, September 7
Musical performance by Sean Eden and O.N.E.M. (including Timothy Kane, Paul Scher, and David Scher)
Film screenings by Mike Ballou, Stephan Bohnenberger, and David Scher
6:30 to 8:00pm
Tickets $10 via eventbrite here

Friday, September 8
Artist talk by David Scher with musical performances by Sean Eden and a performance by O.N.E.M., which will reference Scher’s hand-drawn scores
6:30 to 8:00pm
Tickets $10 via eventbrite here

Saturday, September 9
Poetry readings by Jeff Dolven and Aaron Kunin with a poetry reading and Film Strip film screening by Brian Dewan and muscial performance sby Sean Eden and O.N.E.M.
6:30 to 8:00pm
Tickets $10 via eventbrite here

Sean Eden is a multidisciplinary Brooklyn-based artist and filmmaker known for his provocative, performative approach to drawing and sculpture.

Filmmakers Yoshitaka Kametani (based in London); Douglas Henderson (based in Berlin); Carter Gunn (based in Los Angeles); and Chris Rush (based in San Francisco) have created animated versions of David Scher’s drawings.

Jeff Dolven is a poet and literature scholar whose work focuses on the English Renaissance, New York School, and the relationship between poetry and education. He is currently the Behrman Professor in the Humanities Council at Princeton University.

Aaron Kunin is a poet and literature scholar who has published five books of poetry, including Cold Genius: A Book of Poems, 2014, and The Mandarin, 2008. He is currently an Associate Professor of English at Pomona College where he teaches early modern literature.

Brian Dewan is a multi-media artist whose work spans poetry, painting, film, furniture desing, and musical instrument design. He has release a series of short films, entitled I-CAN-SEE Filmstrips, and is one half of the electronic music duo Dewanatron.

For further information and images, please contact:
Molly Gross, Communications Director, The Drawing Center