Drawing Series: A Line

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

7 – 9 pm


22 West 19th St, 11th Floor, New York, NY


#aline    #fastbuildings   #drawingseries    


With Koray Duman, Michael Manfredi, Sandro MarpilleroMargery Perlmutter, and Charles Renfro


What constitutes a line? A vector, a division, a labyrinth, a world?

On the occasion of the closing of Fast Buildings, Storefront presented Drawing Series: A Line. The program invited participants to draw a single, continuous line for seven minutes while articulating the ideas behind their drawing decisions.


Fast Buildings was a pop-up show at FXFOWLE’s gallery space that presented works from recent iterations of Storefront’s drawing show, including Aesthetics / Anesthetics (2012), POP: Protocols Obsessions Positions (2013), Measure (2015), and Sharing Models (2016). The drawing show invited a select group of participants to interrogate the architectural drawing, using Storefront’s gallery space or the island of Manhattan as a site to explore and reflect upon specific topics—from aesthetic clichés to disciplinary obsessions to data visualization—in order to present innovative architectural ideas.


A Line was part of Storefront’s Drawing Series in which scholars and practitioners engage in the simultaneous acts of narration and drawing, using tools that range from pen and paper to digital devices. The events invoke a discussion around the relationship between modes of production and their representation. A real-time video feed of the drawing process records and displays the performance for the audience.




Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.; Gaggenau; Knippers Helbig; KPF; MADWORKSHOP; ODA; Rockwell Group; Roger Ferris + Partners; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; The Greenwich Collection Ltd.; the Lily Auchincloss Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Peter T. Joseph Foundation; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.