I used to think drawing was something I had to learn so that I could to get to painting. Lately I’ve grown to enjoy drawing for its own expressive abilities. Drawing is a spontaneous and immediate art. It is a direct record of the movement of the artist’s hand, a record of movement in time. Drawing can be quick, agile, and impulsive, but as a drawing progresses, the marks accumulate into something less movable. Sketched quickly on subways and other New York spaces, these drawings by Gregory Muenzen have in them a quality I often see in blind contour line drawings, in which the hand is encouraged to follow a line made by the eye as it moves across the detailed crevices of a subject, and the artist is “blind” by not looking at their paper while the pencil is in motion. I often find these drawings have in them a special infusion of interest. Placement and proportion is secondary to curiosity. The pencil records the intimate act of looking.