On Paper: Bonnie Crawford

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On Paper: Bonnie Crawford

“Insomnia Drawing 001,” pen and ink on paper, 2016, 4x6 inches. Courtesy the artist.

On Paper: Bonnie Crawford

“Insomnia Drawing 022,” pen and ink on paper, 2016, 4x6 inches. Courtesy the artist.

On Paper: Bonnie Crawford

“Insomnia Drawing 087,” watercolor and ink on paper, 2017, 5x7 inches. Courtesy the artist.

On Paper: Bonnie Crawford

“Insomnia Drawing 091,” watercolor and ink on paper, 2017, 5x7 inches. Courtesy the artist.

On Paper: Bonnie Crawford

“Insomnia Drawing 094,” watercolor and ink on paper, 2017, 5x7 inches. Courtesy the artist.

On Paper: Bonnie Crawford

“Insomnia Drawing 239,” watercolor and ink on paper, 2017, 5x7 inches. Courtesy the artist.

On Paper: Bonnie Crawford

“Insomnia Drawing 248,” watercolor and ink on paper, 2017, 5x7 inches. Courtesy the artist.

On Paper: Bonnie Crawford

“Insomnia Drawing 250,” watercolor and ink on paper, 2017, 5x7 inches. Courtesy the artist.

Inspired by the Insomnia Drawings of Louise Bourgeois, Bonnie Crawford makes drawings by the light of her cell phone when she wakes in the middle of the night. She began the series in August of 2016, and as of November 2017 she has made over 280 Insomnia Drawings. Her work is currently on view at China Hutch Projects, a project space for contemporary art situated in the dining room of a rented 1940s bungalow in Chestertown, Maryland. She has an upcoming two-person exhibition (with Amy Boone-McCreesh) at Marymount University Ballston Gallery in January, and a solo show at Montpelier Arts Center in the spring. See more at bonniecrawford.com, @bbonniecrawfordd on Instagram, and @_b_crawford on Twitter.

Insomnia Drawings 087, 091, and 094 will be framed and for sale at Maryland Art Place’s “Under $500” affordable art sale and exhibition. Opening reception Dec. 8, 7 p.m.; on view through Dec. 13.

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