A good half of "Drawing Now: Eight Propositions" stands as a rebuttal to those who say contemporary art is in the dumps. It is proof that large-scale surveys don't have to be bland, preachy, or prim. In spite of some mediocre stretches, a vexing lack of color, an underlying dryness, overcrowding, and almost no abstraction (you make your own list of missing artists), the show treats its subject in a speculative, nicely nervy way. It's fun to look at, doesn't take itself too seriously, and has enough lively moments to keep... More >>>
By photo: Robin Holland
Taking drawing from a verb to a noun: a detail of Barry McGee's installation for "Drawing Now: Eight Propositions"