A collaborative project with Alexandra Pratt. In 2008, MG Gallery in Oakland hosted a Sentence Drawing Sentence exhibition along with a series of drawing events. Sentence Collage Sentence took place at C.C.A. with support from Elisheva Biernoff and Matt Gordon.
A group of people sits in a circular formation, usually around a table. To start, a sheet of paper is distributed to each person. They begin by writing a sentence at the top of their sheet. The paper is then passed along to the next person at the table. It is their job to make an illustrative or interpretative drawing based on the sentence. Next, the initial sentence gets folded over and hidden leaving only the drawing. This gets passed to the next person. Their job is to write a sentence based on this drawing. The drawing is then folded over and the process repeats as the paper goes from person to person. Eventually, there is no more room to write or draw and the paper is unfolded. The result is a page with alternating sentences and drawings. The sequence can also start with a drawing.
SentenceDrawingSentence at MG Gallery in Oakland California. A project by George Pfau and Alexandra Pratt. Music by Mass Shivers. Thanks to support from Adam Green and Kari Marboe, and all the participants.