Draw Jam 2018

  • Jean-Marie Appriou
  • Zachary Armstrong
  • Gina Beavers
  • Daniel Boccato
  • Ry David Bradley
  • Canyon Castator
  • Petra Cortright
  • Sara Cwynar
  • Violet Dennison
  • Ed Fornieles
  • Al Freeman
  • Justin John Greene
  • Henry Gunderson
  • Henning Hamilton
  • Marc Horowitz
  • Henry Hudson
  • Austin Lee
  • Chris Lipomi
  • Éva Mag
  • Michael Manning
  • Dóra Maurer
  • Daniele Milvio
  • David Ostrowski
  • Grear Patterson
  • Michael Pybus
  • Jon Rafman
  • Peter Schuyff
  • Timur Si-Qin
  • Constance Tenvik
  • Jim Thorell

Private View Friday 13th July 19:00 - 21:00

Exhibition Text

“The draw jam at Torre Coccaro was 15-30 international artists drawing in a gorgeous garden among massive olive trees at Masseria Torre Coccaro. The staff would bring us drinks and amazing meals and we would hang out all day and draw. Lazlo, Julia and George Kostyal (5, 6 and 5 at the time) joined us and kept us focused on maintaining our purest drawing instincts. We had every drawing material at our disposal and endless stacks of the hotel’s stationary to work on. Some of us had just met so we spent the day talking over our drawings. Canyon Castator spun out amazing webs of characters, Timur Si Quin made tree rubbings, Jon Rafman drew wildly expressive figures, Constance Tenvik poured out colorful writhing surrealisms, Peter Shuyff worked on delicate abstractions, everywhere you looked someone was doing something cool. A group of us decided to do exquisite corpses as a way to have fun and kind of loosen up. It’s a really non-precious, non-competitive way to work and lead to many laughs and bonding. We included the kids in these and made some amazing things. And then, our drawing hands exhausted, we jumped in the pool! ”

Gina Beavers, July 2018

Carl Kostyál Gallery donated all proceeds to AmoPuglia, a local charity which provides free home care to oncological patients