Marked Surfaces II

Juliet MacDonald (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


For the exhibition Drawology, 2014, I have contributed a new version of the artwork 'Marked Surfaces'.

In this series of works, attention is turned toward the surface qualities of drawings. For 'Drawology', I bought three used computer tablets with damaged screens, using the search term on Ebay 'tablet cracked'. These were used to photograph and display a number of pencil and paper drawings of faces. The cracked screens became part of the drawing, disrupting the image of the pencil marks and the appearance of depth, and bringing the digital constitution of the surface to the fore. In 'Drawology: one year on' there will be two tablets showing/producing a roving, magnified view of the surface of two drawings that are already layered by redrawing, one becoming the ground for another. Touch screen and texture of paper will both appear in the same marked surfaces.

Drawology abstract:
"This exhibition, originally seen at the Bonington Gallery at Nottingham Trent University in Autumn 2013, explores how drawing has the ability to record both its own making and the movement of the thoughts and body of the drawer. Bringing together the work of several artists with differing practices, Drawology aims to consider whether this premise is applicable to a specific process or genre of drawing or whether it is applicable to drawing generally. In this respect the works in the exhibition represent an expanded field of contemporary drawing in a Fine Art context to include: works on paper, performance, moving image, installation, projections and three-dimensional drawings. The exhibition is part of a larger research project currently being undertaken by Deborah Harty entitled ‘Drawing is phenomenology’."

Other artists in Drawology are:
Shaun Belcher, Siân Bowen, Patricia Cain, Rachael Colley, John Devane, Paul Fieldsend-Danks, Maryclare Foá and Birgitta Hosea, Paul Gough, Joe Graham, Simón Granell, Deborah Harty, Claude Heath, humhyphenhum, Jill Journeaux, Martin Lewis, Lucy O'Donnell, Andrew Pepper, Bill Prosser, Jonathan Waller, Karen Wallis, Kevin Love, Danica Maier, Marsha Meskimmon
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014
EventDrawology: The Dawn of Drawing? - Lanchester Gallery, Coventry, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Sep 201426 Oct 2014


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