For Does It Fold? in The Lab, multi-disciplinary artist David Scher appeared alongside special guests for three evenings of performances. Nightly poetry readings, film screenings, and musical performances took place in dialogue with a pop-up exhibition of Scher’s sketchbooks and musical scores. Discussions focussed on the dreamlike landscapes, figures, and follies that fill the more than 1200 sketchbooks Scher has created over nearly six decades of drawing. While giving life to the symbols and storylines that crisscross Scher’s sketches, Does It Fold? celebrated the impulse to draw and Scher’s own stream-of-consciousness practice that beclouds boundaries between the real world and the imaginary.

To accompany Does It Fold?, David Scher has published a collection of artist sketchbook entries, poetry manuscripts, and found sketchbooks and scrapbooks. The book, edited by Scher, will be available through The Drawing Center’s bookstore.

About the event...

About David Scher

David Scher (b. 1952, St. Louis) is known for his intimately-scaled drawings and paintings, each of which contains a world of the artist’s own making. Scher is represented by Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn, which has mounted several solo exhibitions of the artist’s work in recent years. Solo exhibitions of Scher’s work have also been presented by Galerie Jean Brolly in Paris and Galerie Ute Parduhn in Dusseldorf. His work has been included in group exhibitions in New York at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Exit Art, Brooklyn Museum, and the Swiss Institute, as well as in California at the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach and the Wattis Institute in San Francisco, among many others.

Does it Fold? book cover
does it fold?
A series of events held at The Drawing Center, NYC, September 2017, featuring poetry readings, film screenings, and musical performances in dialogue with a pop-up exhibition of David Scher’s sketchbooks and musical scores.
The companion volume to the series is now available from Labyrinth Books.
does it fold? 2

november 16 · 7pm
155 suffolk street

poetry, music,
q. and a. - david scher
paul scher
jeff dolven
geoffrey nutter
brian dewan
david scher
book launch - does it fold?
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