Collaboration Dinner Drawing, 2017, Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, and Noah Becker, Crayon and pen on paper, 36” x 28”

Collaboration Dinner Drawing, 2017, Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, and Noah Becker, Crayon and pen on paper, 36” x 28”

The Dinner Club

These collaborative works on paper are by three Canadian artists Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker. This threesome began collaborating during an evening out at a restaurant on the west coast of Canada.
Cook, Yardley, and Becker continue with their own art practices, but united for what they call “The Dinner Club.” This social gathering was an effortless way to meet in the evening after working at separate studios. The drawings began in the midst of a bustling and dimly lit Spanish-themed restaurant, with paper laid out on the table and drawing tools arranged alongside wine glasses and utensils.
 
This convergence was repeated twice more; at a different restaurant and at one of the artists’ home. Each assembly of The Dinner Club featured the sharing of a meal between friends.
The results are spontaneous and explode with a playful and friendly exchange of teasing marks and remarks. Each artist took a pen in hand, allowing the interaction on paper to become the conversation. The artists’ unique wit and personality animated through the touch of pen, and collectively the lines materialized and cavorted between the interchange of loops, dashes, ravens, squirrels, human faces, clouds, and formline.
These works on paper have separated themselves by tone and energy unique to each evening – a collection of four drawings per night. A warm summer night elicited colour, clouds, playfulness, hallucinations, escape, and dreams – all intermingling like thought bubbles. In contrast, a fall evening generated vertical renderings featuring nature, trees, skulls, growth and earthly elements. 
 
The Dinner Club is not only a record of these three artists’ friendship, but is also collective diary of the thoughts, feelings and emotions at work on their subconscious minds during collaboration. What’s most interesting, however, is the serendipity experienced gazing at this trinity of unstructured, unfettered, yet graceful pen to paper dance steps.

Watch this space for more images, and exhibition dates

 

Drawing last night with Rande Cook and Noah Becker @ola_randelini @noahbeckerstudio #collaboration #noahbecker #randecook #canadianart #carollyneyardley #carollyne #arttoronto #vancouverisawesome #yvr

Drawing last night with Rande Cook and Noah Becker on menu at Catalano Restaurant April 2017, Rande teaching us formline. @ola_randelini @noahbeckerstudio #collaboration #noahbecker #randecook #canadianart #carollyneyardley #carollyne #arttoronto #vancouverisawesome #yvr

Noah Becker, Rande Cook and Carollyne Yardley collaboration @noahbeckerstudio @ola_randelini #noahbecker #randecook #carollyneyardley #carollyne #arttoronto #vancouverisawesome #yvr #yyj

Noah Becker, Rande Cook and Carollyne Yardley collaboration at Catalano Restaurant April 2017 @noahbeckerstudio @ola_randelini #noahbecker #randecook #carollyneyardley #carollyne #arttoronto #vancouverisawesome #yvr #yyj

The Drawing Room w/ Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker. At the Woodsies. Photo credit: Dev Wood. #worksonpaper #canadianart #curator #arttoronto #artcollector #yyj #yvr #nycart #northwestcoast #contemporaryart @ola_randelini @noahbeckerstudio @carollyneyardley @christinewoodonlinepr @dev.wood #carollyneyardley #noahbecker #randecook

The Drawing Room w/ Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley and Noah Becker. At the Woodsies May 23, 2017. Photo credit: Dev Wood. #worksonpaper #canadianart #curator #arttoronto #artcollector #yyj #yvr #nycart #northwestcoast #contemporaryart @ola_randelini @noahbeckerstudio @carollyneyardley @christinewoodonlinepr @dev.wood #carollyneyardley #noahbecker #randecook

 

Noah Becker during collaborative drawing night with Rande Cook and Carollyne Yardley. Huge thanks to Dev abd Christine Wood for hosting the evening. @noahbeckerstudio @ola_randelini @carollyneyardley @christinewoodonlinepr @dev.wood #worksonpaper #canadianart #arttoronto #artcollector #randecook #noahbecker #carollyne #carollyneyardley #yyj #yvr #nycart

Noah Becker during collaborative drawing night with Rande Cook and Carollyne Yardley May 23, 2017 Huge thanks to Dev abd Christine Wood for hosting the evening. @noahbeckerstudio @ola_randelini @carollyneyardley @christinewoodonlinepr @dev.wood #worksonpaper #canadianart #arttoronto #artcollector #randecook #noahbecker #carollyne #carollyneyardley #yyj #yvr #nycart

 

More collaborations works on paper by Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, and Noah Becker. Pen and Strathmore cotton paper. Detail image. @ola_randelini @noahbeckerstudio @fazakasgallery @carollyneyardley #randecook #noahbecker #carollyneyardley #carollyne #arttoronto #canadianart #artcollector #worksonpaper

More collaborations works on paper by Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, and Noah Becker May 23, 2017. Pen and Strathmore cotton paper. Detail image. @ola_randelini @noahbeckerstudio @fazakasgallery @carollyneyardley #randecook #noahbecker #carollyneyardley #carollyne #arttoronto #canadianart #artcollector #worksonpaper

 

More collaborative works. Detail image. Pen on Strathmore cotton paper. Rande Cook, Noah Becker and Carollyne Yardley @ola_randelini @noahbeckerstudio @carollyneyardley @fazakasgallery #carollyneyardley #randecook #noahbecker #collaboration #artcollector #arttoronto #canadianart

More collaborative works. Detail image. Pen on Strathmore cotton paper. Rande Cook, Noah Becker and Carollyne Yardley May 23, 2017 @ola_randelini @noahbeckerstudio @carollyneyardley @fazakasgallery #carollyneyardley #randecook #noahbecker #collaboration #artcollector #arttoronto #canadianart

 

More collaborative works on paper by Rande Cook, Noah Becker and Carollyne Yardley @ola_randelini @noahbeckerstudio @carollyneyardley #randecook #carollyneyardley #noahbecker #carollyne #canadianart #arttoronto #artcollector #yvr #vancouverisawesome #yyj #nycart

More collaborative works on paper by Rande Cook, Noah Becker and Carollyne Yardley June 14, 2017 @ola_randelini @noahbeckerstudio @carollyneyardley #randecook #carollyneyardley #noahbecker #carollyne #canadianart #arttoronto #artcollector #yvr #vancouverisawesome #yyj #nycart

 

Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2017

Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker, 22.5″ x 30″ Pen on Strathmore cotton paper, 2017

Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2017

Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker, 22.5″ x 30″, Pen on Strathmore paper, 2017

 

Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2017

Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker, 22.5″ x 30″, Pen on Strathmore paper,  2017

Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2017

Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker, 22.5″ x 30″, Pen on Strathmore paper, 2017

Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2017

Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 30″ x 22.5″ Pen, pencil crayon, crayon on Strathmore cotton paper, 2017

Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2017

Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker, 30″ x 22.5″ Pen on Strathmore paper, 2017

Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2017

Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker, 30″ x 22.5″ Pen, pencil crayon, crayon on Strathmore paper, 2017

Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 2017

Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley, Noah Becker 30″ x 22.5″ Pen, pencil crayon, crayon on Strathmore paper, 2017