a line for a walk is an ongoing survey of contemporary
drawing practice. A journey of discovery of the possibilities held
by following a line in its walk at the peripheries of what is considered
acceptable as drawing. It breaks away from preconceptions, away
from the two dimensionality of the rectangular sheet of paper and
transmigrates onto three dimensional objects: furniture, computers,
travel guides, light bulbs, fabrics, plants and even the gallery
Works are selected
for their use of quotidian objects, fragile materials and precarious
sources. Recycled throw aways are covered in coveted and 'valuable'
doodles. Traces and residues left on the gallery walls become the
focus of attention. Drawings that may be easily missed by an inattentive
viewer underline the importance of being observant of our surroundings.
Light itself and movement traced in the air become palpable materials.
Drawing as a moving image to record fleeting moments, no longer
frozen on a sheet of paper but a recreation that has become alive.
A line mutated by the digital in endless possibilities of variations.
A 'slow art' which claims back from the public some of the time
taken for its conception.
Taking a line
for a walk will be on show during the day of The Big Draw on the
15th of October 2005. Taking the opportunity of this nationwide
event, it will bring to the fore artists expressions which question
the nature of drawing itself, tests our perceptions of what is 'the
drawn', so that the world and the everyday may be perceived and
experienced with 'new' eyes and a fresher vision.
David Adkins, Susan Collis, Claude Heath, Jools Johnson, Marzia
Migliora, Justin Mortimer, Andy Parker, Gaia Persico, Michael Robbs,
Kate Scrivener, Finlay Taylor, Vedovamazzei and Jo Zerf.