Headlands Artist in Residence 2006
11” x 14”, digital pigment print, with handwork
Exuberant use of color and pattern are a striking theme in the art of Jim Drain. His medium ranges from silkscreen, drawing, and collage to video and sculpture. The work packs a visual punch, saturating the viewer with color and pattern as it incorporates materials such as acrylic yarn, fun-house mirrors and bath towels printed with pin-up girls. The result can be at once futuristic and tribal, playful and mystical, as with the machine-knitted sculptures that won him the Baloise Art Prize at the 2005 Basel Art Fair. He has exhibited at P.S.1, New York; Pompidou Center, Paris; the Lyon Biennial; Deitch Projects, New York; Foskal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw; and at the Whitney Biennial, as part of the art collaborative Forcefield. Drain is represented by Greene Naftali Gallery in New York, and lives and works in Miami, FL.