Travel/Log by Elise Engler

Travel/Log, an exhibition of colored pencil drawings on paper, will feature a selection of “suitecase drawings” that date from 1999-2012 that catalogs the objects New York City based artist Elise Engler takes with her when she leaves and returns home from travelling. In the tradition of the naturalist/artist/scientists of the 18th and 19th Centuries, like John James Audubon, Hans Sloane, Charles Darwin, and others, Engler’s minature serial drawings record memories, reveal personal experiences and act as a sort of taxonomy and natural history of her daily life.

She begins each series by drawing tiny depictions of everything, including drawings of her money, clothes, books, passport, etc. While traveling she documents her experiences in small colored pencil and sometimes watercolor landscapes or interiors. Upon returning home she then catalogs everything she brings home, including what she brought with her, the drawings made while away and any items she gathers while travelling.

Exhibition Opening

Event Details:

  • When: 

    Friday, January 11, 2013
    6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • Where: 

    Robert Henry Contemporary
    56 Bogart St
    Brooklyn, NY

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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