SANDRINE PELLETIER, SABIAN BAUMANN, DAVID RISLEY, BRIGITTE DÄTWYLER, GREGORY HARI, APRIL STREET, MONICA URSINA JÄGER, RAFFAELLA CHIARA, PATRICK MICHAEL FITZGERALD, JYLL BRADLEY
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"My paintings are usually fabric-relief, I use hosiery as canvas and recently I am melding landscapes with corporeal elements to create portrait-oriented vignettes. My work embraces the material experimentation found in the feminist art practices of the 60s and 70s to push the physical bounds of painting while placing them in a variety of art historical styles and literary narratives. These works morph figuration and abstraction into hybrids of body and land-where waterfalls cascade into braids and hair extensions, and surreal forms define spaces. While in quarantine in Los Angeles the past month I did some works on paper for this project, thinking of Alfred Lord Tennyson's The Lady of Shalott's isolated island curse positioned between reality and illusion."
Weave and dive, to fight the night, Watercolor and acrylic on archival paper, 43 x 28cm/
"As templates for my large drawings I usually make sketches or small drawings that are hardly different from the larger ones, like these two. Usually they stay in the sketchbook and are not exhibited and not sold."
Frühstück mit Bombe (Breakfast with a Bomb) 2017, 25x21cm, pencil on paper
"Umbrella Work refers to the practice of preparing a hop garden ready for spring growth – literally drawing through air with string. These 3-D drawings evoke my childhood memory of looking up at the sky through a strung hop garden and experiencing space as volume. The works pair vintage carbon paper with contemporary Plexiglas; their circularity suggests coinage, a personal currency of mark-making."
Umbrella Work (blue), 2017, Dimensions: Each 60mm diameter, 2mm deep, Drawing and spray paint on coloured carbon paper. Hot mounted on Edge-Lit Fluorescent Plexiglas. Batons for mounting supplied.
"For many years I have made colour pencil drawings, sometimes incorporating other materials such as ink, soft pastels or collage. They are exploratory and usually begin with something in another drawing (or painting) or from simple everyday things and objects around me. The reality of things is transformed into the unique reality of the drawing. Drawings are as much to do with the body as the mind. Hands and fingers, the feel of drawing and its materiality and knowing that eyes know how to touch and follow the line."
Untitled, 2020, colour pencil and soft pastel on paper, 21x30cm