TO THE POINT: NOT JUST ANOTHER DRAWING SHOW
HAPPENINGText: Aya Takada
Subtitle “Not just another drawing show.” “To The Point”, State gallery from March 18th to April 10th, is a exhibition in which the diversity of media and an artist’s creativity of drawing are fully expressed. There are three-dimensional works which add to elements of the two-dimensional pieces, such as a pen or not only a colored pencil but drawing, collage, etc. using chewing gum. It is like a conversion to spring from winter!
Participating artists are Kim Kennedy Austin and Natasha McHardy based in Vancouver, Jeffry Mitchell from Seattle, Cartoon Logic from Montreal, Hillary Bleecker and Sandeep Mukherjee from Los Angeles.
“A trees” by Bleecker, drawn with the light colored pencil, was exhibited by a little disorderly drawing by Cartoon Logic. The human figure skating and collage which were drawn on vellum with fluorescence pink by Mukherjee is like a delicate architectural drawing in which comfort and balance are maintained.
The work of a light flower of a color which is blooming, overflowing from a China style flower vase by Mitchell is stuck on a vertical symmetrical target on the wall. Moreover, a chewing gum drawing by McHardy is a work which uses a waste like material. The fine text gave the audience a personal feeling and the three-dimensional work completed the space between viewers and the work.
The drawings describe their ideas and visions directly and improvisatorially bringing about a delicacy which is not found in paintings or photographs. The media used commonly as a draft has created highly refined works of light tone in which the line and stroke are meticulously crafted. They express, diversity and the possibility to be deliberate in a variety of ways with various media forms to create contemporary art.
The State gallery located in Vancouver’s South Granville Gallery Row district is a private gallery which introduces the fresh domestic and international contemporary.
This venue has introduced new artists and their recent refined works, such as Miguel Da Conceicao who draws a color tape and colorful thread on materials, Danny Singer who manufactures the panorama photograph by the inkjet color print.
To The Point: Not just another drawing show
Date: March 18th – April 10th, 2004
Place: State gallery
Address: Upper floor, 1564 W. 6th Ave. Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2
Tel: +1 604 632 0198
Text: Aya Takada
Photos: Aya Takada