Drawn to drawing in Open Water
31 May 2010
I've decided that I am drawn to drawing and, of late, have been viewing drawing exhibitions and hanging out in drawing studios:
Maybe it's the spontaneous mark making or the fact that it hasn't been re-painted or re-worked over and over again.
"Open Water", an exhibition by Rebecca Jones currently on at fortyfive downstairs, in Melbourne, is a beautifully example of a well put together and thought out show. Rebecca is a swimmer and it is clear that her knowledge and emotion are transported into the work.
Rebecca has captured the movement of an open water swimmer and the choice to use tracing paper mounted on acrylic and installed on an acrylic bracket creates a seamless wave of people. The brilliant presentation allows the work to breath and yet is joined, as the works wrap around a corner of the room, the viewer is lead to three larger works on the opposite wall.
It is a very white room with minimal work... the use of the room has been executed brilliantly.
I have had the pleasure of working with Rebecca in the lead up to this show and it is so exciting to see her ideas and techniques develop.
Don't miss this show... it is fresh, light and very fulfilling.