David Byrne’s Drawings Reflect on the Absurdities of Life That Connect Us All
The musician’s irreverent illustrations feature in the exhibition “David Byrne: How I Learned About Non-Rational Logic,” on view at Pace Gallery in New York.
January 31, 2022
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Thick, wobbly lines branch out across a wall of Pace Gallery’s global headquarters in New York. Follow each stroke to its end, and you’ll find words like women, grandpas, and singers craning toward the ceiling, and donuts, hairs, and holes reaching into the ground. Part absurdist diagram, part heart-melting poem, and part consciousness-shifting artwork, this big tree acts as a delightfully uncategorizable introduction to “David Byrne: How I Learned About Non-Rational Logic” (on view Feb. 2–March 19), a restorative survey of drawings the musician has made over the past two decades.
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