Group, Jason Martin
Until it makes sense, a drawing show curated by James Brooks
- Paris Marais
- Project Space
Until It make sense brings together twelve artists, who through the medium of drawing, all display a diaristic or ritualistic nature within their work. Curated by James Brooks, using the documentary theme of Gerhard Richter's 1990's publication-'The Daily Practice of Painting' as a departure point, this exhibition aims to highlight some of the diverse ways certain artist's use personal, daily routines as catalysts for creative thought within contemporary art.
Those involved vary from emerging European practitioners showing in the UK for the first time internationally established artists. These artists all position drawing as an integral part of their respective practices, in widely disparate ways.
Drawing, through its economy and directness, allows for the marriage of concept and execution, positioning the medium as a primary carrier of direct ideas, both in an embryonic state and as a finished article. The show is not attempting to explore what constitutes a drawing, but instead looks at a select few strategies that artist's have employed that force the viewer to reconsider the durational aspect apparent within contemporary drawing. Sometime obsessive, other times spontaneous yet always dealing with repetitions and seriality as a way of evolving their respective practices.
An illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition, which includes a text by James Brooks, curator of the exhibition, Stephen Farthing Rootstein Hopkins, Professor of Drawing, University of the Arts London. The publication of the catalogue is made possible by the kind support of the Arts Council of England.