‘Drawing Works,’ at the Artspace gallery York, shows just how differently artists approach the practice of drawing, in an exciting new exhibition by Nathan Chenery, Kruse, and Catherine Scriven.
Belgian born artist Catherine Scriven makes exquisite drawings full of movement and delicate colour that give unexpected depth and meaning to such every-day objects as a pair of shoes, building each image with hundreds of subtle, coloured lines. Particularly unusual are the delicate and ethereal drawings she makes with coloured pencil onto tracing paper.
Nathan Chenery, short-listed for the Mercury Arts Prize in 2005, makes elegant, exacting drawings with ink on paper. His drawings are made up of hundreds of precisely executed marks that are a breathtaking example of painstaking hours of artistic labour and a master-class in the use of negative space.
Kruse, a challenging artist who is exhibiting at the (deviant) Arts Festival this summer, makes drawings that she says are a collaboration between herself and Nature. The drawings on display at Artspace were all made outside, often in storm force conditions, using the power of wind and rain to move ink on paper.
8 Tower Street,
(opposite Clifford's Tower)
14th May – 9th June 2007.
Admission is free.
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