Sumi Ink Club: Sumi Room
Sumi Ink Club represents a new ethos in the art world, one that builds on the playful spirit of artists like Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf to include a more community-oriented mindset, as well a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to art-making. A Los Angeles-based drawing collective founded in 2005 by Sarah Anderson and Luke Fischbeck, the group holds regular open meetings to execute detailed drawings using ink on paper. They have brought their gatherings to many places, domestic and international, and have exhibited in galleries from Los Angeles and New York to England and Sweden, collaborating with many designers, artists, and musicians along the way. In their new installation for the Project Room, the artists have taken up a residence in the gallery, holding weekly events to fill the room with their signature topsy-turvy, detailed, collaborative drawings using sumi ink. Open to the public, these group drawing events function as a means to open and fortify social interactions that bleed into everyday life, reinforcing their non-hierarchical philosophy: all ages, all humans, all styles.