November 23, 2005 - Cartin Collection - Wes Mills, Drawings, 1981 – 2005: Miami, December 1-4, 2005
November 23, 2005

Wes Mills, Drawings, 1981 – 2005: Miami, December 1-4, 2005

Wes Mills
Drawings from The Cartin Collection, 1981-2005
1 - 4 December 2005

The Cartin Collection
3627 NE 1st Court,
In The Miami Design District

Opening Night:
Thursday December 1, 8.30-12 Pm

Thursday December 1, 6-12 Pm
Friday December 2, 12-6 Pm
Saturday December 3, 2-12 Pm
Sunday December 4, 12-6 Pm

and by appointment via info [​at​]

Image: Airstream, 1982 3.75 X 4.125, graphite, colored pencil on paper.

The idea of a fluid, cyclical, mysterious rhythm of creation and reflection is just one of countless ways to approach the work of Wes Mills.

At moments one experiences the work as a record, sometimes a mute record, of some prior and obscure event or experience, perhaps a memory or perhaps a memory of a memory. One experiences the work as a reflection of some prior experience. And then in an instant, the same drawing becomes the experience itself. Drawings shift back and forth from marking experiences, to being the experience that in turn we ourselves become the marks of. Like divine breath, at one moment they create and in the next instant become memories of their own creative act.

Mills drawings are only drawings by technical definition: they are not only the record of a prior mark-making gesture, but are themselves primary modes of knowing and being. They dont just record; they themselves create what is recorded.

This exhibition is an installation of approximately four hundred drawings by Wes Mills from The Cartin Collection. This collection of drawings presents a cohesive overview of the artists work spanning more than 20 years.

Mills currently resides near Missoula, Montana.
About The Cartin Collection
The Cartin Collection is a collection of modern and contemporary art based in Hartford, Connecticut that produces artists projects and exhibitions across the country. Work from The Cartin Collection has been regularly exhibited in museums nationally and around the world over the past 15 years.

Organized by Steven Holmes

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