Case Histories, 2012
Case Histories 2012: All The News That's Fit to Draw


13 archival pigments on Moab Entrada Natural Rag 300gsm

Portfolio Includes:

Case Histories, January 2012: John Zorn

Case Histories, February 2012: Darren Aronofsky

Case Histories, March 2012: Philip J. Wilner, M.D. MBA

Case Histories, April 2012: Leslie Camhi

Case Histories, May 2012: Gian Enzo Sperone

Case Histories, June 2012: Robert Meislin M.D.

Case Histories, July 2012: Mickey Cartin

Case Histories, August 2012: Stephen Rittenberg M.D.

Case Histories, September 2012: Phong Bui

Case Histories, October 2012: Isabelle Dervaux

Case Histories, November 2012: Jessica Zorn

Case Histories, December 2012: Tod Williams/Billie Tsien

Case Histories 2012: All The News That's Fit to Draw

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    About The Work

    In this Artspace edition, Case Histories, artist and practicing psychiatrist Martin Wilner expands and evolves his decade-long project Making History, in which he creates highly-detailed, diaristic drawings based on the monthly calendar. Meticulously rendered in black pen through a regimented series of single-step variations, Wilner’s images incorporate elements of cartography, music, cartoon, and micrography, transforming the passage of time into a visual labyrinth of personal narrative.

    After a decade of Making History, in 2012 Wilner substituted making his own daily selections of subject matter for his drawings by inviting an array of subjects, from composer John Zorn, and filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, to his former psychoanalyst, to act in his stead on a monthly basis. Each day they would send him what was of pressing interest to them, pushing each drawing into new and different terrain. The works became portraits of a state of mind in a discrete period of time—the result of a study of the evolution of the relationship in correspondence over the course of each month. What began as an additional parameter in his work process evolved into an entirely new phase of the project, Case Histories , wherein a new level of artistic creation, as well as elements of Wilner’s psychoanalytic practice, are integrated in an exciting and highly original manner.

    This portfolio benefits The Drawing Center and is sold in partnership with Hales Gallery and Sperone Westwater Gallery.

    Watch Martin Wilner in conversation at Hales Gallery in Spring 2015:

    Martin Wilner - Making History: The Case Histories 2014, Hales Gallery, London (27 March - 16 May, 2015) from Hales Gallery on Vimeo .

    About Martin Wilner

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    • The complete portfolio of 13 comes with a text piece which includes an essay by Isabelle Dervaux, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Morgan Library and Museum.

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