Artist’s Project: Dawn Clements


The Brooklyn-based artist, known for her large, all-encompassing drawings of interiors, presents just what her project’s title promises: a microcosmic view of her kitchen table, strewn with huge packs of gum, towering spools of thread, and her friend Marc Leuthold’s artwork. To preserve scale, the drawing has been printed at actual size as a five-panel fold-out, measuring 11½" x 39".

Dawn Clements (1958–2018) was an American artist and educator. She received her M.F.A. from the State University of New York at Albany and her B.A. from Brown University. She exhibited her large-scale drawings of interiors widely throughout the U.S. and Europe, including at the 2010 Whitney Biennial. Clements received a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and grants from the Rockefeller Foundation. Her work is in the collections of several institutions, including the MoMA and the Whitney Museum.