sheath | shine | sleight of hand
turn of touch
edge formed through trust
the paper hangs and waits…
Really pleased to have the drawing ‘The Summons’ in the latest edition of Zetesis. A journal Published by the Centre for Fine Art Research (CFAR) based at Margaret Street, Birmingham School of Art.
Beautiful photos and design by Lee Hewett – opening up a new stage for this drawing – elegantly exposing the drawn out movement of graphite.
Exhibiting in a group show – Pulpa – works on paper at the
R K Burt Gallery, 61 Union Street, London – 26th Nov – 4th Dec 2014
Artists from Birmingham and the surrounding –
connected by short or long threads to BiAD/BCU
Showing three pieces – ‘Cure’, ‘Steal’ and ‘Teller’ three paper objects.
This drawing has been shown before as ‘The Summons’.
Great to be in a group show – amazing to be in London – a beautiful building – supportive and engaged artists.
‘Drawn lines , blend and develop to embed thought, question and voice,
while paper evokes a suggestion of skin, fabric and script’.
‘The manipulated surfaces and structures of the materials expose
curious relations of beauty and injury, poise and collapse, central to research’
‘These sculptural objects, balance on themes of the exposed silent story.
Titles work suggestively to create a tableau for space and movement within the exhibiting space.’
MA Exhibition – 2014 – BIAD – Margaret Street – Sept 5th – 12th
Glimpses of final exhibition work…. drawing, paper, sculpture…
Dispersed through these images are excerpts from a spoken word film – ‘Stitch-paper-paper’ –
It will play in the lecture theatre for the duration of the exhibition.
”Turning a corner – I’m watching a girl ‘
‘she breathes in the echo of their voices singing –
stand up – gather up
bound by the sounding of blood – the song of the stitch begins’
‘slip to the water – a long dive down – and look for the whale –
hold her gaze – your breath clic’
‘I throw my questions to the wind – it answers – you are good ‘
‘she listens at the cupboard door – it answers back –
‘ you are always more powerful than yourself’… have Mercy…
‘and with an effortless spacing of grace
the line bears the witness
roots itself in the sky….’
stitch – paper – stitch: draw – sharpen – draw
slowly she melts into view….
Transfering work to the studio at Margaret Street…. making work in the space…. finding a way through from the quiet and embedding of the domestic into the elegance, space and air of the studio – attic – elegant arches – glass ceilings – purpose built – ‘art power’
Coming into new relationship with the ‘journey form’ and what it is? How it works? When it works…. learning there is a subscribed set of events and they need to be in line, in order, to work.
– reserving –
making space and forming a way for a delicate discourse
whole new worlds find the potential and possibilities of what it can be to to transform.
Sticking ‘sense’ and ‘meaning’ to the corner of the room…. sitting with the materials and all they offer.
stitching – piercing – folding – crushing – soaking
Working with words – layering them – transporting them – transfering them – over and over and over again…
Is as a drawing – and it works alongside a drawing and sculpture – objects – things.
Layered pencil lines heat rhythms of time, shadows carve the floor.
She plucks a patois of re-membering,
stitching heart lines that strengthen the form.
This labour of graphite and paper, sound a Female Sculptural Space.
there’s a firebomb in there somewhere – granite walls – soft cheeks – burning and fading….
a discourse of aporia and journeying…..
autopoesis, sympathy and curing, desire and enduring…..
all beating their rhythms through the pencil line…