Ropewalk Gallery

Went to pick up some work from the Ropewalk today, the exhibition Top Draw has just finished. Really lovely gallery space along with craft shop, coffee shop, framing, workshops, print facilities and sculpture garden.

implied touch?

Thinking about how to represent sound visually - I love the plotted linear image, but maybe a bit too obvious? - I was thinking about piercing paper to represent the peaks and troughs and this reminded me of braille. It seems that the immediate mental connection to braille is touch - the sensation of running fingers over the surface. It also made me think about erosion - some form of tactile work which invites touch and then wears away as it is stroked over a period of time?


How weird is this? After saying yesterday that I hadn't seen any of Gego's work, I received a book about Eva Hesse's sculpture today (ISBN 0-300-11418-4) and the first thing I saw on opening was above installation (Reticularea) by Gego!
What is also strange is that when I was in Italy, I was discussing colour spaces with a scientist friend and thinking about whether it would be possible to physically create one with wire or cord 'plotting' RGB co-ordinates (as you do?) and the image in my head was really similar to this.....

Exhibitions at Drawing center 2007

I'm hoping to visit New York around May next year - apart from anything else to present my work to the Drawing Center viewing panel. (I've been trying to go for nearly 2 years). I was really pleased to see that whilst I'm there the following exhibitions will be on - particularly pleased about Anastasi !! I've never seen work by Gego - but found the 'mak[ing] visible the invisible' bit below really interesting, (see end of my last entry).

Gego, Between Transparency and the Invisible
April 21 – July 21, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, April 20, 2007, 6-8 pm
Gego, Between Transparency and the Invisible explores the intriguing relationship between line and light in the work of the Venezuelan artist Gego (Gertrude Goldschmidt, 1912-1994). The exhibition will trace Gego's interest in “mak[ing] visible the invisible” from a rarely seen series of monotypes of the early 1950s to her delicate drawings without paper and tejeduras (woven paper pieces) of the late1970s-1980s. Juxtaposing important artworks produced from the mid-1950s to the late 1980s and bringing two bodies of Gego's work into dialogue for the first time, Gego, Between Transparency and
the Visible, will foreground the critical role that drawing and printmaking played in the artist's oeuvre.

William Anastasi: Out of Drawing
April 21 – July 21, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, April 20, 2007, 6-8 pm
The artist William Anastasi will recreate site-specific works that date from and were first shown in the late 1960s. These early pieces are testaments to the artist's interest and pioneering efforts in site specific projects, as well as in the medium of drawing. The artworks incisively explore the nature and behavior of drawing in the gallery space through different strategies, bringing to the surface questions about site and medium specificity, materiality and the dematerialization of the art object. By focusing on the artist's expansive approach to the medium, the exhibition aims to contribute to a much
deserved critical reconsideration of his oeuvre.