The act or process of drawing out memory and narrative is the impetus for the
exhibition. Four artists with different aesthetics, approaches and
humour create forms of drawing that play with the idea of recollection.
Jeanine Woollard employs performance and objects of cultural
significance to stage a witty satire on accepted cultural and social
values. In this performance, the past will be physically drawn to
the present by the effort produced by wheels spinning in tandem.
History, myth and fairytale are drawn in relation to contemporary
icons and modes of living. Two different modes of production are
connected, and the present utilised to facilitate the processes
and crafts of the past, a weaving of present day back to age-old
Joanna Salter battles with the recreation of a memory.
Rather than an attempt to capture and secure she uses an installation
of sculptural objects and a camera to play with the notion of memory
as a continuously recreated event, based on the past but understood
through the present. For Total Recall this concern focuses on the
interruptions, acts, and associations that occur in the process
of recollection, the tiny shifts in perception that affect people,
events and particularly objects.
Miranda Peake works with collage to capture the moments
and events of the everyday. A sharp profile of a person, a set of
kitchen knives and a toy from the desk of a colleague at work are
arranged in a composition of colour and form. The composition is
both tense and humorous. The contents of the collages and the incongruity
of the arranged objects suggest a humorous hidden subtext. There
is a gentle mannered wit and irony at play reminiscent of Jane Austen.
Sarah Macdonald takes particular details from the urban
lines and spaces of tower blocks and the domestic forms and repetitive
patterns of wallpaper in order to paint new landscapes. Outlines
of the Aylesbury Estate in South East London and the New York skyline
are traced from photographs, angular shapes, strong lines and patterns
selected. The negative spaces of flocked wallpaper add a different
register to create a new vocabulary. For Total Recall Sarah will
paint a new work within the gallery space, employing this language
of urban and domestic shapes and playing with an awareness of the
incongruity of scale and space in both the domestic and urban environment.
Curated by LAND
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