watercolor on paper
30 x 21 cm
David Weiss. Drawings
9 February – 6 April 2019
Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Drawings presents a cross-section works on paper by David Weiss (1946-2012), made between the late 1960s and the early 1980s, before he began collaborating with Peter Fischli. In those early years he explored a range of visual idioms with the same playful curiosity that infused his later collaborative work with Fischli. Some of the earliest drawings were made during his extensive travels from his native Switzerland to London, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Mexico, Morocco, and Italy.
The over fifty drawings in the exhibition are executed in a variety of media and in a wide range of sizes. As Barry Schwabsky writes in the accompanying catalogue, “These works reflect a commitment neither to a particular type of subject matter, nor to a particular way of drawing, but rather to an exploration of drawing as such.”