Drawing Groupies! A Queer and Queer Ally night of drawing games!
Tuesday, August 13th at 7 PM
Kim Neudorf and Brown & Dickson will host a queer and queer ally night of drawing for anyone interested in collaborative drawing, drawing games, and outright improvised drawing weirdness. No drawing skills necessary! All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own fave drawing tools!
Event is for all ages (kid-friendly!), accessible, and free!
More reasons to attend:
-introvert-friendly! (hang out and draw stuff and be together with potential queerfriends without loudness and intense social pressure)
-get to know people via collaborative hilarity (no dull small-talk!)
-you are intuitive-brained and creative and want to attend more intuitive, creative, social stuff!
About the Drawing Groupies:
Carnivorous lunar activities, nasal-passage demons, cottage cheese baths, a sleepy fox at lunchtime, low-tech cults, ill-fitting pants, armpit vortex portals, nightmares in Winnipeg, weevil-duck Professors, hairstyles on toast... All famous drawing-scenarios made flesh during past Drawing Groupies sessions: a loose gathering of individuals who have been known to draw, doodle, and horse around every few weeks at a local haunt. Those who attend these nights have been staunch supporters, fair-weather haunts, or sudden souls never seen or heard from again. But what happens is unquestionably unexpected, confessional, hyperbolic, droll, pompous, and intimate, based on the subconscious signals and personalities of each resulting group.
Kim's drawing-game-based collaborations, elaborations, and alliterations began in Calgary in 2009 while co-hosting The Drawing Groupies with artist Jenine Marsh, via a weekly series of group drawing games. They followed this up with drawing workshops (‘Ugly Portraits…of YOU!’), and a film club (yelling-narrating, sheep zombies, werewolves, and Jurassic Park!) at Untitled Art Society (Calgary), a sculptural project for The Pith Biennale of Conschmemporary Art at Pith Gallery (Calgary), and a giant drawing/painting project at Forest City Gallery (London, ON) in 2016.
Kim Neudorf completed her BFA from Alberta College of Art and Design in 2005 and her MFA from Western University in 2012. She attended the Optic Nerve Thematic Residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2005, and in 2011 she was named one of 15 semi-finalists in the 13th RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Her writing and paintings have appeared most recently at the McIntosh Gallery, London (ON); DNA Gallery, London (ON); Paul Petro, Toronto; Franz Kaka, Toronto; Forest City Gallery, London; Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Kingston; Evans Contemporary Gallery, Peterborough; and Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto. She lives and maintains a studio practice in London (ON).