Drawn towards (an exhibition of drawings)

Read, Simon (1992) Drawn towards (an exhibition of drawings). [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

An exhibition of graphic work by Simon Read: My proposal for the exhibition at the Cut Gallery is that, rather than show a selection of studio work, I would focus primarily on drawing and more specifically upon drawing that is used as a means of exploring ideas and even more specifically laying stress upon work that has been carried out within this region. My decision to do this was not just a matter of accessibility, but more to use it as a platform for how an artist can use work directly as a vehicle for exploration and engaging with contemporary issues, such as environmental change. Over the last ten years I have increasingly sought ways in which I can actively contribute to this debate. Being based upon the Suffolk Coast in daily contact with a changing estuary landscape, means that I have a privileged insight, which I now feel that I can articulate through my relationship with the local community. Now I find myself operating on many levels, my public role has expanded to put me on more committees than I would have initially imagined and I am energetically exploring ways that I can establish interdisciplinary collaborations in an academic context. It is always difficult to square this kind of involvement with the autonomy of an artist's practice. This is something that I cannot claim to have an answer for but have the conviction that, if pursued, it is bound to make sense. To this end I have suggested that, rather than a finite show of work, this exhibition should be taken in the spirit of an open question. (This text is a transcription from The Cut Arts Centre Spring diary of events for 2010)

Item Type:Show/Exhibition
Research Areas:School of Art and Design > Art & Design
ID Code:4840
Deposited On:01 Apr 2010 09:09
Last Modified:15 Apr 2014 07:44

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