D’oh I meant to post this earlier, when Dave Eggers’ show “It is Right to Draw Their Fur” was still up at Electric Works, but alas, I failed. The show ended on Saturday, but you can still buy a portfolio of the drawings from the show for $42 (pretty good deal!). Before checking out this show, I had no idea that Eggers did art.
On Electric Works’ site, the artist says, “This past year I went back to drawing animals. The process for these pictures is pretty simple: I find an old photo of an animal that somehow has some intrigue, and I use a China marker to freehand a version of that animal onto very smooth paper. Then I think of what that animal might be thinking — if that animal had an antagonistic relationship with humans and was vying with those humans for the favor of a Catholic God.”