Saturday 9 August 2008

Drawing Interiors

Our winter exhibition details have now been finalized and we are excited to have two artists Fran Richardson and Ruth Wallace exhibiting with us.

Both artists have different approaches to similar themes of absence in a domestic setting.

Fran’s drawings exploit the blackness of the charcoal to create a dark, shadowy, unhomely place where unusual furniture and objects emerge from an endless void. Areas of the paper are left exposed for dramatic contrast with the dazzling light acting as a barrier to the possibilities beyond the confines of the architecture.

Ruth makes large-scale drawings in charcoal, graphite and mixed media. Her recent work, which centres on portrayals of women’s clothing, explores the dichotomy between absence and presence and the homely and the disturbing in relation to the domestic interior. It also addresses issues connected with memory and female identity and is informed by the distinctive visual style of film noir.

We hope this exhibition will be quiet and thought provoking relief to the usual Christmas mayhem.

Untitled-Lamp3 - Fran Richardson
Untitled – Lamp 3, 2007, Charcoal on Fabriano 5, Fran Richardson

For further details about Fran's work visit
For further details about Ruth click here