Drawing has been a part of Kenny Rivero’s life for as long as he can remember. It is a parallel process that goes beyond the notion of drawings as preparatory studies or sketches for paintings and forms a key element of his artistic practice. Living alongside him in his studio, Rivero’s drawings serve as a visual record, a system of notation he has devised to document his life as he revisits the drawings over time.
The drawings in this exhibit are imbued with history and personal significance. Rivero often uses found paper for his drawings: flyleaves from paperbacks, record album liners, pages from a family photo album. The delicate, friable nature of some of the materials—never intended to withstand aging or environmental stressors—means that the physical size of the works changes over time, as acid paper dries and degrades. The work has a finite lifespan, further conveying the ideas of passing time, personal narrative, and documentation of fleeting moments and interactions.
Curation: Sarah Freeman
Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
10 Vernon St
Brattleboro< VT 05301