Forty years ago, in June 1977, we opened SUMMER 77, featuring the works on paper by nine then-relatively unknown artists. These artists presented a wide variety of ways to plan, imagine, and blueprint their ideas in the form of drawings and paintings on paper. In addition, we scheduled two conservation workshops, a performance by Christopher Knowles, and a symposium on photography and drawing.
The exhibition included acrylic painting on paper by Carole Ashley, watercolor imaginary portraits by Olli Lyytikainen, unique photographic images by Gerald Incandela, and typewritten maps of New York City by Christopher Knowles. It also featured the abstract watercolors by Don Leicht, and large oil paintings on paper by Mel Kendrick. Judith Van Amringe showed collage pieces and there were paintings on paper by both George Negroponte and Terry Winters.
Images: Installation views at The Drawing Center, 1977.