|The First Art Newspaper on the Net
||Established in 1996
|| Sunday, April 23, 2017
|Exhibition of works made with pencil and paper on view at Poppy Sebire in London|
George Condo, Don Pepito, Pencil on paper, 19.6 x 14.3 cm. Photo: Courtesy Poppy Sebire.
LONDON.- This exhibition explores the power, subtlety, humour and ephemerality of the most basic of artistic tools: pencil and paper. It presents a selection of original and rarely-seen works, including two pieces created specifically for this show by Michael Raedecker and Chris Ofili. And it makes the case for these simple media, by demonstrating their limitless potential.
Pencil is often thought of as a tool for preparatory sketches. But some of those preparatory sketches have qualities to which the finished works could never aspire. Johannes Phokelas exquisite contribution to the exhibition was originally intended a study for a sculpture of Atlas. George Condos Don Pepito has a lyrical rawness, a swiftness of touch and a casual charm unique to the medium. Thomas Scheibitzs piece is destined for its place in a full colour rendering of the same motif, but holds its own as an intimate doodle.
Other drawings in this show were made by artists returning to first principles to experiment with form and process. Michael Stubbss piece uses graphic templating techniques; Frances Richardsons precise mark-making appears almost mathematical. Danny Rolph plays with the quality of line to create the illusion of spatial depth. Nadine Fechts meticulous graphics create striking optical effects with very basic means. And Anthony McCalls drawing masquerades as a coincidental trace but is in fact carefully orchestrated.
Finally, there are works that push the idea of drawing beyond its conventional limits, and into the realm of conceptual. Anna Barriballs Sunrise/Sunset X - a graphite imprint of a surface in relief - sits somewhere between drawing and sculpture. Marcel Van Eedens text piece juxtaposes the fragility of the medium with the anger of the message. Meanwhile, Perry Roberts text piece Silence brandishes that fragility it was created as pencils answer to Ed Ruschas painted text Noise.
Pencil and Paper is curated by Danny Rolph, whose own work always takes drawing as its point of departure. This exhibition is his love letter to, and his manifesto for, the medium, and his tribute to a group of artists whose own practice nurtures his.
Anna Barriball, George Condo, Nadine Fecht, Olivier Gourvil, Anthony McCall, Chris Ofili, Johannes Phokela, Michael Raedecker, Frances Richardson, Perry Roberts, Danny Rolph, Thomas Scheibitz, Michael Stubbs, Marcel van Eeden
July 2, 2012
Renovated and expanded Museum Adrien Dubouché in Limoges reopens after two years
HWKN, winner of the 2012 Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1, present winning project
Description of all Hendrick Goltzius prints now available; Rijksmuseum exhibits selection of works
"Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties" opens at the Cleveland Museum of Art
First U.S. exhibition of Chinese artist Wang Guangle on view at The Pace Gallery
Paris Photo will launch its first American edition in Los Angeles April 24 to 28, 2013
"Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity" opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
African American quilts materialize the power of abstraction at Bellevue Arts Museum
Exhibition of works made with pencil and paper on view at Poppy Sebire in London
Sculpture by Chakaia Booker and Manolo Valdés on display at the Georgia Museum of Art
Faktor, Robakowski, Sandfort, Walther: Pioneers of the Social Media at the ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art
Fascinating paper constructions by Joan Giordano on view at June Kelly Gallery
MoMA's new iPad app features art-making activities and inspires creative play
Matters of Decay: Paintings by Constance Mallinson at the UCR Culver Center of the Arts
Edouard Malingue Gallery to present a solo exhibition by Korean artist Song Hyun-Sook
Contemporary Connections: Cristi Rinklin on view at the Currier Museum of Art
Do It Yourself: A solo exhibition of paintings by Eli Gabriel Halpern at Sue Scott Gallery
Jill Magid's first solo show in Los Angeles on view at Honor Fraser Gallery
More than 1,200 visitors on Royal Cornwall Museum gallery's launch day
Most Popular Last Seven Days
1.- Comeback king or washed-up? British artist Damien Hirst's new show divides
2.- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, debuts Matisse in the Studio, revealing unprecedented insight into artist's mind
3.- Fondation de l'Hermitage exhibits masterpieces from the Bührle Collection
4.- According to study, prehistoric cannibals didn't just eat each other for the calories
5.- Statement concerning legal proceedings against Ida Ekblad
6.- Exhibition features the latest work of one of Cuba's leading contemporary artists, Carlos Luna
7.- Exhibition considers what is at stake when heritage is destroyed in war-torn region
8.- German art exhibit Documenta debuts shared Athens experience
9.- Berlin gives refuge to Rosa Parks' Detroit house
10.- Exhibition brings together John Constable's work during his little-discussed period in Brighton
Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.