Craig Drennen, Dramatis Personae, 2010, oil and alkyd on canvas, 72 x 80 inches

Craig Drennen, ‘Grafforists’ at Torrance Art Museum

Craig Drennen’s painting Dramatis Personae on view at the Torrance Art Museum.

TAM Press Release

June 18 – August 13, 2016
Curated by Max Presneill

Featuring: Jonni Cheatwood, Tomory Dodge, Craig Drennen, Scott Everingham, Ann Glazer, Sebastian Helling, Alexander Kroll, John Mills, Oscar Murillo, Pepa Prieto, Christian Rosa, Kimberly Rowe, David Spanbock, Russell Tyler, Mary Weatherford and Liat Yossifor

From the very beginning of humanity’s journey, Homo sapiens have left their mark upon the world around them. With colored spit sprayed across their hands, with signs and symbols, with elegant animals drawn, they tried to depict the world and leave a trace of themselves within it. Who knows what the concept of the individual meant to these people? Hut, from the earliest known records, even from the first recognized work of fictional literature, the Epic of Gilgamesh, we have wondered what “I” means, what death means, what our lives mean in relationship to it and what immortality might imply.

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