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From Here and There

Three of my ‘Luddite’ series drawings have been selected for the group exhibition From Here & There: Drawings from Colorado & Wales.

The exhibition, curated by Jonathan Powell, director of the Elysium Gallery (Swansea) will open first at the Clara Hatton Gallery (Colorado State University) from 26 September to 26 October 2014. The exhibiton will then travel to Wales for From Here & There: Drawings from the UK at the elysiumoffsite venue ‘The Old Iceland Building’ in Swansea.

The preview is on Friday 28 November and the show continues until 20 December.

The three A2 drawings exist only as Giclée prints (oh the irony). They explores ideas around drawing, work, craft, repetition, copying and the presence and performance of the body in the drawing process.

In making the drawings I set myself rules that I deliberately could not meet. I devised a game that pitched the production of the drawing against factors like tiredness, concentration, measurement and correctness. My methodology was guided by Marina Warner’s writing about play and the haptic qualities of making and experiential learning, and David Pye’s theory of  ‘the workmanship of risk and the workmanship of certainty.’

The drawings look like textiles and in a way represent weaving and not weaving. They look like they may be an image of plain weave, but the drawn lines are not actually interlaced and therefore only have the appearance of warp and weft superimposition. The play with production and copying and the removal of the (drawing) hand is further tested by the last iteration of the drawings in their final form as digitally produced Giclée prints.

From Here & There: Drawings from Colorado & Wales
From Here & There: Drawings from the UK

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