Nick Kennedy, Mary Yacoob, Rachael Clewlow, Francesca Simon, Duncan Bullen, Ben Gooding, Patrick Morrissey, Hanz Hancock, Wendy Smith
Curated by Saturation Point
20th June - 1st August 2019
In the exhibition 8 Lines, a group of eight artists respond to the number eight through a diverse range of drawing processes. Artists will explore the figurative, notional, mathematical, geometrical, and cultural signifiers of the number eight, considering visual systems, form, and structure through drawing.
The artists will develop a personal enquiry that extends their experiences of using the drawn line in their individual practices, each of which encompasses drawing in various ways – planning, mapping, thinking, intervening, marking, executing to create new work. Use of materials and approaches to the subject will differ, but each artist will consider how acts of drawing contribute to a wider understanding of divergent artistic practices
Richard Serra’s notable declaration that ‘Drawing is a verb, not a noun’, suggests that drawing is a ‘doing thing’ rather than a static activity, and is a way to exemplify the artists relationship with drawing as a tool for active engagement and response.
The exhibition enables each artist to examine the generative capacity of drawing within their own practice, resulting in eight different ways to use the drawn line to explore a shared theme: 8 Lines.