Planning the Improbable Sketching the Impossible is a show about the unbridled imagination of artists from all over the country. These ideas for works of art that the artist themselves could not yet produce appear as drawings, maquettes, plans, and strange proofs, they include concepts for works of art not attainable by early career sculptors and makers.
As artists create, many works of art never leave a sketchbook, a drawing pad, a piece of clay or a computer because they seem momentarily infeasible or altogether impossible. â€œSome artists deal with physical constraints, some deal with monetary ones, some with social inhibitions, and some with legal obstruction.â€ Notes curator Mitch Shiles. â€œThis show is about removing those constraints.â€
This show is not only about ambitions, it also displays the diversity of processes for the conception of art works, and the way artists navigate those processes from clay models, pencil and ink sketches, to forged response letters from NASA , the U.S. space agency.