Friday, September 27, 2013

Alexis Rockman's drawings for "The Life of Pi" on exhibit


 September 27-November 3

Alexis Rockman: Drawings from Life of Pi
Alexis Rockman’s watercolor drawings were the first stage in the development of the fantastical, imaginary world of Life of Pi, the 2012 Academy-Award winning feature film directed by Ang Lee. Lee sought out Rockman’s vision as an artist with a specific commitment to hand drawing to bring a human scale to the project, a sense of the material and the fortuitous that would come, for example, from the random bloom of watercolor pigment on paper. Though most artistic contributions to cinema are dependent on photo-realism or cartoon-like illustration, Rockman’s images are fluid, intimate, and dynamic in a way that only drawing can capture. The exhibition will provide The Drawing Center with a unique opportunity to explore the relationship between visual art—specifically drawing—and commercial filmmaking. 
Curated by Brett Littman and Nova Benway.

35 Wooster Street (between Broome and Grand Streets), Manhattan



Tuesday, October 29, 7pm
Offsite! Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn

Admission: Free

In conjunction with Alexis Rockman: Drawings from Life of Pi, Jean-Christophe Castelli, Associate Producer of Life of Pi; and Brett Littman, Executive Director of The Drawing Center; will join Alexis Rockman in conversation. Moderated by Pratt Institute’s Dean of the School of Art & Design, Leighton Pierce.

Sponsored by Pratt Institute’s Fine Arts, Film & Video and Digital Arts departments.

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