this month the gallery will be hosting a series of weekly Sumi Ink Club meetings. On Saturdays during regular hours, anyone can join in and the idea is to make one big drawing, together, that is owned by everyone who helped to make it. The gallery will provide enough ink and brushes for everyone. Sumi Ink Club is a participatory drawing project established in 2005 by Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. The club produces work cooperatively in open-to-the-public meetings, which can be organized by anyone at any time. In each of its permutations, Sumi Ink Club uses group drawing as a means to open and fortify social interactions that bleed into everyday life. Sumi Ink Club is non-hierarchical: all ages, all humans, all styles.
Korean born artist Samantha Wall’s black and white works explore the complexities of race, particularly her own multi-raciality’ between living in Korea and now the United States. First featured on our blog, Wall primarily works in graphite and charcoal to create detailed and conceptual drawings. For her upcoming exhibit at Roq la Rue gallery in Seattle, “Let Your Eyes Adjust to the Dark”, Wall created new works using sumi ink and dried pigments to achieve a haunting style of expressionism.
This is my first contribution to Inktober! It’s kindof a follow up piece to “She likes to talk, he likes to listen” also done with brush and sumi ink. I’m not going to do a daily inktober post, but I’m going to try and do one once a week. Happy fall and happy inktober!