Embracing automatic drawing on a jumbo scale, Ellen Goldschmidt began each of the large-scale works in her solo show with nothing in mind beyond the impulse to draw a figure. Courting the unknown this way may sound terrifying, but the rewards for her are ample. “Once you commit to idling your executive function and following the marks to an image, it can be the most natural approach to drawing possible,” Goldschmidt says. “And the subject matter that develops when I use my body—not just my hand—to tap visual memory and the subconscious is especially compelling.”

Also this month: The Narrative Impulse: An Evening of Visual Art, Writing and Readings
How to participate

Sunday, August 17, 5-7 pm

Light refreshments. Free and open to the public.