• prefers drawing pictures

prefers drawing pictures

Don Mabie AKA Chuck Stake

May 12- July 14, 2018

Words/text have been the primary form/content of Don Mabie’s drawings since 1969.

This new body of work seeks to extend and amplify his standard approach to drawing, exploring “non-objective” (wordless) drawings. Drawings in this series have had the words buried; by cutting them up, blocking them out, and making them more and more difficult to read, instead seeing them as pure form.

*a quotation from Don Mabie’s grade 4 report card: “Donald’s work is not good. He was improving but suddenly decided to waste time in school – prefers drawing pictures. [signed] E. B. M. “