Exhibition catalogue essay ‘Drawing Through…’ produced for the exhibition Drawing On…The Ingram Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, at the RWA, 2015. Published in Drawing On…The Ingram Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, Ed. Gemma Brace and Rebecca Clay, Choir Press, 2015.
The catalogue can be downloaded here – link to follow.
Drawing on, drawing through, drawing out, and beyond: drawings contain a history and a future. They are always incomplete, ‘emerging but never quite becoming’, transparent, democratic, crossing spatial and theoretical boundaries, creating signposts that act as intersections between diverse disciplines, crossing the centuries. Drawing allows us to analyse, record, map, mark and form, making the abstract legible, and the legible oblique: its history inscribed with legibility as it skirts around the boundaries of text and image. It can be either a representation, or an expression, creating shadows and memories, marks and imprints, traces in space.
Image Credit: Hinterland 2 (detail) by Caroline Ali, photograph © Gemma Brace.