Just over a week ago it was the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize opening. Here are some shots from the private view in the Chainstore at @trinitybuoywharf
The first image (credit @drawingprojectsuk) was looking closely at the extraordinary surface of the drawing of second prize winner Gary Lawrence.
The next two images (credit @drawingprojectsuk and @caragh_savage) show my work within the show.
The show will be on at Trinity Buoy Wharf until 17th October before moving to the gallery at AUB (Arts University Bournemouth) @inspiredaub. .
Full details of the tour below:
29 September – 17 October 2018. (Closed Saturday 6 and Friday 12 October.)
12noon – 5pm daily
Trinity Buoy Wharf
64 Orchard Place
London E14 0JY
22 November – 10 January 2019
TheGallery at AUB, Arts University Bournemouth
2 – 22 February 2019
Royal Drawing School, London
2 March – 26 April 2019
Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, Wiltshire
4 May – 6 July 2019
Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QR
Gary Lawrence is the only artist in the history of the Jerwood Drawing Prize to win the award twice, having also come in first place in 2011 for his elaborate ballpoint-pen drawing 'Homage to Anonymous'. With its flat, acidic yellow background, 'Yellow Kalymnos with Fridge Magnets' was the biggest and brightest piece in the gallery. The dramatic mountains that characterise the Greek island of Kalymnos can be seen looming in the background of the drawing, while the foreground is framed with a curious arrangement of stalked globes: magnified “balloons” stemming from the souvenir magnets on display in the market stalls. The magnets, depicting various Greek holiday destinations, are decorated with the dates of the artist’s visits, and occasional comments such as Never been here (Santorini), and OK-ish (Cyprus).
One of the elements of this piece that stood out to me the most was the recurring theme of exactness, not only in the meticulous illustration – which characterises much of Lawrence’s work – but in the amplifications of hidden details, the careful annotations, and the extremely precise caption in the bottom-left corner of the drawing, which records the exact time, date, and age of the artist at three pivotal points of the art process. Combined with the souvenir magnet motif, these precise timestamps create the impression of a travel log, or an attempt to reproduce a holiday memory in exact detail. Leading on from this idea, I liked the fact that every inch of the drawing was intricately reproduced except for a small group of blank, featureless silhouettes under an awning in the distance – a detail that brought to mind how memories of people can be much more fluid and difficult to pin down than memories of places.
Reposted image from @anitataylor_ Opening this evening at The Edge, Bath... Jerwood Drawing prize exhibition featuring my drawing 'The Dress I Wore to my Dad's Funeral' (drawn using fingers in graphite dust) 2017 bottom image, the black drawing you can't really see amongst lots of other great work including the prize winning large yellow drawing by #garylawrence#jerwooddrawingprize2017
We're delighted to be hosting Jerwood Drawing Prize for a second year at The Edge, opening this weekend...
Jerwood Drawing Prize showcases the work of UK-based drawing practitioners, from student to established, defining a wider understanding of the role and value of drawing in creative practice.⠀
Exhibition runs 10 Feb - 31 Mar⠀
Jennifer Lawrence with her parents and her dog Pippi in Malibu, California, August 28th!《#jenniferlawrence 》
Jennifer Lawrence com seus pais e seu cachorro Pippi em Malibu, Califórnia, 28 de agosto!《#jenniferlawrence 》
One more pic from our stop by @lawrencegallery yesterday. If you love art then following @lawrencegallery is a must and more so stopping by yourself to view his amazing collection and display of art. #garylawrence himself is a amazing artist and stellar human being. Such a nice guy. As a family who loves art my family and i drove away yesterday feeling awed, humbled and grateful.
My family and i had the opportunity yesterday to meet and make friends with amazing artist and gallery owner #GaryLawrence of the #lawrencegallery we had such a great time talking to him and surely fell in love with his dogs.
I am humbled, awed and so very grateful for my life path landing my family and I at @lawrencegallery yesterday. We got to view and touch this 4/12 full size carrara marble cast of #michelangelo#madonnaofbruges
My family and i made friends with #garylawrence who is also a fantastic artist himself. During the three hours we hung out with him he took gave us a tour of his personal gallery and his workshop. Such an amazing experience for us.
In his public gallery he currently has the largest collection of original #salvadordali in America on display. So amazing to view.
This is of course a cell phone shot i took but it looks like i may be heading back up soon to photograph Garys collection for him.