“Drawing is essential. It is the act of seeing manifest. Drawing creates the world and sets our place within it.” ~Simon Carter
Saltings I by Simon Carter
In the last newsletter, we mentioned the forthcoming exhibition at the Atrium Gallery here at Seawhite. Curated by Emily, Drawing: Thinking on Paper will be a stunning celebration of all that is vital and beautiful about drawing. All the exhibited works are by tutors of the Seawhite Studio. The strength of this dynamic teaching team lies not only in their expertise and wealth of knowledge, but in their passion for sharing their approach with their students – and this includes the importance that each of them places on drawing as an integral part of their practice.
The show opens on Saturday 5th October (10am -4pm), and we would love to invite you to join us to celebrate the start of what promises to be an inspiring exhibition. It’s a chance for you to chat to the artists about their work as well as enjoy one of Emily’s legendary cakes!
The exhibited works will reveal the different function and purposes that drawings can have. Some are finished pieces whilst others are still raw; exploratory studies, revealing the artist’s search for a language of marks that resonate. They are a fascinating insight into the way each artist has unpacked, reassembled and found their image through the act of drawing. With this show, it is Emily's intention to defy the preconception that drawing is merely a preparatory activity before painting:
“Without drawings, artists wouldn’t be able to have a language for their paintings. I want to switch people on to why drawing is so important, and remind them how beautiful it is too.”
Untitled by Emily Ball
I think of drawings as works of art in themselves -I don't make a distinction between drawing and painting.”~ John Skinner
16 Beach Studies by John Skinner
“I love drawing; it's like thinking on a piece of paper.” ~ Gary Goodman
Rescue by Gary Goodman
“Drawing is possibly the bit I love most – magically making something from next to nothing.” ~Nick Bodimeade
Beach Figure Study by Nick Bodimeade
“Through drawing you see the world better. You give yourself time, to pause, breathe, think, reflect, and feel.” ~ Katie Sollohub.
Personal Studio Drawing 2 by Katie Sollohub
Drawing: Thinking on Paper
Opening Preview: Saturday 5 October 2019, 10 am - 4 pm.
Exhibition continues until 10 January 2020. Visits by appointment only, Monday - Friday
Atrium Gallery, Seawhite of Brighton, Star Road Trading Estate, Partridge Green, West Sussex RH13 8RY.
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