Susan Schwalb in Rare Metalpoint Exhibit

Susan_SchwalbA long awaited historical overview of silverpoint and metalpoint drawing opens on May 3 at the National Gallery. Susan Schwalb is one of three living artists in the show, and the only woman.


“Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns”
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
May 3- July 26, 2015

The British Museum, London, UK
September 10-December 6, 2015

In the first comprehensive exhibition on the evocative medium of metalpoint—the art of drawing with a metal stylus—some 100 works showcase the surprising range of effects created by master draftsmen for centuries. On view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from May 3 through July 26, 2015, Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns includes works from the Middle Ages to the present, on loan from major museums in Europe and the United States, with nearly half on loan from the British Museum, London.

“Artists since the Renaissance have used metalpoint to create some of the most magnificent and technically accomplished drawings in the history of art,” said Earl A. Powell III, director, National Gallery of Art, Washington. “We are delighted to present this exhibition in collaboration with the British Museum, and hope that these discoveries and the beauty of the drawings will appeal to scholars, artists, and visitors.”

More info on the exhibit here; press release here.

See Schwalb’s work in this video about the exhibit, starting at the 8 minute mark here. 

Image shown above: Strata #295, 1998, 24x24in, mixed metalpoint on clay coated paper, Private Collection. Courtesy Susan Schwalb.


Two other exhibits this Summer with Schwalb:

“Metalpoint Now”
Robyn Ellenbogen, Jonathan Hammer, Marietta Hoferer, Michael Kukla, Cynthia Lin, Tom Mazzullo, Scherer & Ouporov, Susan Schwalb.

June 11 – July 11, 2015

Reception June 116-8pm

Garvey | Simon547 West 27th Street, Suite 207, New York, NY 10001. 917-865-4302

“Musing Metallic”
curated by Liz Garvey
Christopher Adams, Marietta Hoferer, Michael Kukla,
Joan Grubin, Tamiko Kawata, Susan Schwalb and others

June 3-July 11, 2015
Reception: June 36-8pm

The Curator Gallery, 520 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011
(212) 243-1806