Originally presented by The Drawing Center, New York in 2010, Day Job features works selected through an open call to the emerging artists in the Center’s Viewing Program. Rather than subscribing to the idea that non-artistic work is by definition disruptive to an artist’s practice, Day Job looks at the ways in which the information, skills, ideas, working conditions, or materials encountered in the work world can become a source of influence. The exhibition also addresses the ways in which contemporary artists support themselves in an economic climate that often demands particularly diverse and flexible solutions to staying afloat. Comprised of a selection of works from the original exhibition, this presentation of Day Job is curated by Nina Katchadourian of The Drawing Center and organized for PNCA, Feldman Gallery, by Mack McFarland.
This exhibit is funded in part by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.