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Ignacio Uriarte, Blue Wrist Suite (detail), 2012, one of four ballpoint-ink drawings on paper, each 27 1/2 x 19 5/8".

Ignacio Uriarte

The Drawing Center

Ignacio Uriarte, Blue Wrist Suite (detail), 2012, one of four ballpoint-ink drawings on paper, each 27 1/2 x 19 5/8".

Ignacio Uriarte never got the memo explaining that artists often keep two résumés: one listing the exhibitions, degrees, reviews, and awards that comprise an artist’s career, and a second cataloging the stints—as bartender, computer programmer, proofreader, paralegal—that contribute to an artist’s livelihood. Pushing against this unwritten convention, Uriarte prefaces his CV with an overview of his past positions at such corporations as the German electronics conglomerate Siemens, and he underscores his administrative background by rooting his art in materials ubiquitous to cubicles. His exhibition “Line of Work,” organized by Joanna Kleinberg Romanow, included a series of felt-tip-marker drawings composed of ruler-straight lines, a slide show of pens wittily arranged into Roman numerals (from one through forty), and an audio recording of vocalist Blixa Bargeld percussively

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