Image by Melissa Blackall | Curator Chanel Thervil in front of mural by Kate Holcomb Hale, Soyoung L. Kim and Stephen Hamilton.

26th Drawing Show: Field Notes

Curated by Chanel Thervil

About Field Notes:

The sentiments behind this exhibition are fueled by the James Baldwin’s quote, “The role of the artist is the same as the role of the lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you can’t see.” In order to lift the veils of consciousness through their works, artists themselves are shaped into the role of lover by their past, present, and future.

Field Notes: Lovers, Teachers and the Consciousness In Between explores how intergenerational connections between family, friends, mentors, colleagues and/or teachers shape contemporary perceptions of artists’ individual identities. Which in turn impacts the kind of “lover” Baldwin envisions and the means they use to raise consciousness for themselves, their communities and society at large. In addition to stand alone 2D works, the show will feature a large scale “exquisite corpse-esque” collaborative drawing using a wall space in the gallery which requires artists to be present for a minimum of two install days during October.


Meg Alexander, Ashley Billingsley, Martha Chason-Sokol, Jean Chung, Nayda Cuevas, Chloë Feldman Emison, Jason Fiering, Tatiana Flis, Caitlin & Misha, Marjorie Forté, Yetti Frenkel, Carol Greenwood, Kate Jellinghaus, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Molly Kaderka, Jane Kamine, Heather Kapplow, Ian Kennelly, Young Joo Lee, Jessica Liggero, Marissa London, Alex Lukas, Perla Mabel, Katrina Majkut, Emily Manning-Mingle, Sarah May, Claudine Metrick, David Meyers, Emily Mogavero, Karen Moss, Zachary Naylor, Lior Neiger, Yuko Oda, Marsha Nouritza Odabashian, Hideyo Okamura, Samara Pearlstein, Ponnapa Prakkamakul, Gerri Rachins, Rosie Ranauro, Laura Reeder, Julia Renaghan, Ellen Rich, Brent Ridge, Candace Walters, Lily Xie, Wen Yu, Kate Holcomb Hale, Soyoung L. Kim and Stephen Hamilton.

In The News:

Bay State Banner – “Powerful drawing show debuts at BCA’s Mills Gallery.”

Boston Globe – “Artists draw from teachers, lovers, and the past for annual BCA show.”