With The Correct Context It Makes Total Sense
May 4th - June 3, 2023
630 Flushing Ave, Bed-Stuy NY
“I invite you to take this walk with me down the pathway of artistic introspectionism”, says Draper. “My hope is that through this exhibition, viewers will find their own pathway to self-discovery and vulnerability.” - Ronald Draper
Draper's latest exhibition is a reflection of his personal growth and exploration of vulnerability through his artwork. Over the course of seven weeks and two days, he observed and documented each layer of his work, allowing his hopes, dreams, and fears to be expressed through his artwork. The result is a collection of thirteen pieces of artwork, each containing different combinations of the individual expressions, forming unique compositions.
The exhibition is accompanied by seventeen pages of observational data that contextualizes every single color. This unique approach allows viewers a deep dive into Draper's personal world, providing a multi-layered experience that engages both the emotional and intellectual faculties. The sum of thirty expressions layered on one oversized canvas has been divided into a series of six sections that come as they are, and six aggregations of stitched fragments, reimagining the DNA from the aforementioned six. The largest piece contains paint from all thirty expressions, bearing the responsibility of the excess paint as well as the overflow from emotional episodes.
"With The Correct Context It All Makes Sense" offers a rare intimate glimpse into the world of one of the most exciting multidisciplinary artists working today.
630 Flushing ave, Brooklyn
630 FLushing Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Hours: Saturday 12-6pm & By appointment