drAwn 2gether: Will Tuck

Drawing is not something I think of as particularly relevant to my everyday practice as I usually make paintings with an airbrush; so when asked to participate in this show, I found myself unsure about what to produce.

I was attracted to the idea of drawing the white noise seen on a television screen, because it reflects this feeling of being stuck, of being a subject, which also ‘jams’ itself.
The image is abstract in one sense and photoreal in another – the lines are the result of my camera having a shutter speed fast enough to record the television’s cathode ray.
As I worked on the drawing other aspects occurred to me. White noise is approximately 1% residual energy from the Big Bang and I liked the idea of visually representing (albeit in a small way) of this primal energy.
A friend also mentioned that some people believe the dead use white noise to communicate with the living and I thought the idea of drawing as a kind of portal was also interesting. Maybe it contains a message from the afterlife!  Will Tuck 2014

drAwn 2gether: Robin Mason

The first of our series on drAwn 2gther ‘s participating artists:

The Forest, the Book and the Alterpiece

When a deadline opens up a space and a drawing needs to appear, there are questions to be asked: what should this A2 sheet of paper for an exhibition in Munich produce? I start drawing and remember how on my way to Munich I first passed Colmar and then the Black Forest. I reflect on a book about the Isenheim Altarpiece, which spoke to me at the time; the book told me who the piece had met and who it had influenced while it was in Munich. I started to draw and think. A book appeared, a forest and a transcribed version of the Isenheim Altarpiece followed. Once again I sublimated Grünewald’s far too painful altarpiece imagery into organic forms, bordered by the threshold of a forest that could be in Wales, The Vosges or The Black Forest. The space talks of a style stuttering journey. A journey from Wales to Colmar to Munich to Colmar and back to Munich. Robin Mason, 2014

 

Opt. 02b

OPENING: 5th SEPTEMBER 2014, 18:30-20:30 – SAVE THE DATE!!!

[Exhibition open from the 6th of September till the 3rd of October – by appointment only]

After a long break GiG Munich begins season 2014 with drAwn 2gether, a group exhibition featuring 12 artists connected with the gallery, both directly and indirectly. Despite widely divergent practices, each had agreed to submit one drawing on the condition it is the standard A2 landscape in size. What the drawing is – this was left for the individual artist to decide.

As a premise then, the show takes up the old and somewhat tired question of medium: on the one hand art theory’s preoccupation with how to classify, assess and give value to the fact that the arts are diverse rather than one; on the other, philosophy’s affirmation of the one essence of art. But while it acknowledges the tension inherent in these two concepts of art, it makes no serious claims to that effect. Instead, it makes use of this tension to bring together an otherwise disparate group, while simultaneously allowing for their differences. Whereas the restriction in format is meant to serve as an individuating device, spotlighting the artist’s particular set of concerns, the call for drawing affirms art (as Adorno righty notes) a free movement of discrete moments.

The list of exhibiting artists:

Alasdair Duncan

Jo Love

Robin Mason

Richard Moon

Rebecca Partriage

Joanna Phelps

Robert Rush

David Small

Diana Taylor

Will Tuck

Sally Underwood

Daniel Wallis

 

More updates on artists coming soon!