Allan McCollum, Artist
Collection of One Hundred and Twenty Drawings
Allan McCollum began his Drawings project in 1989 by creating custom-designed stencils from a set of forty curves, which form the basic vocabulary of all the drawings. Using the stencils, he has produced hundreds of different graphite drawings by hand, ensuring that no two drawings are the same. Continually straddling the margins of singular/multiple, beautiful/banal, and decipherable/indecipherable, McCollum's series questions the place of art in a world of industrial mass production while taking a critical position in relation to both.