On a trip to New York City last summer, I made the requisite stop at the MoMA to check out a Richard Serra retrospective. Surprisingly, I spent more time studying the large on-site sketches by Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi that graced the walls of the museum’s atrium. Called Project 85, the collection of cartoonish line drawings delivered sharp political and social commentary in a way that was layered with humor and playfulness, despite Perjovschi’s sparse”almost childish”drawing style. (I wish I could draw like that.)
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is currently presenting a mid-career retrospective of Dan’s and his wife Lia Perjovschi’s work called States of Mind, that would be worth checking out, if you’re in the area before the exhibit ends January 8.