Daily Stream: Watch Robin Rhode draw on the walls

Melissa Starker, Creative Content & PR Manager

Aug 06, 2020

A car is drawn on a wall in hasty, scrawling black marks. The wheels of the car are physical stacks of bricks.

This week in #TBT streaming, we go into the galleries—at least virtually—for the first time in too long. In 2009, South African artist Robin Rhode had his first major museum survey at the Wex, Catch Air. His work utilizes tools from chalk to performance to create playful illusions that speak meaningfully to socioeconomic issues such as race and segregation. Included in the exhibition was a site-specific piece comprised in part of a car drawn by the artist directly onto the gallery wall. Here's a look back at the process, caught on the fly by a Wex staffer.

Hope you enjoy this view inside the Wex from the past and we can't wait to welcome you back to the galleries.