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Exhibition | Drawing as Evidence

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Erik van Lieshout
Untitled, 2014
Charcoal, acrylic
& ink on paper
© Erik van Lieshout.
Courtesy the artist
and Anton Kern
Gallery, New York.
Photo Thomas Müller
and Anton Kern Gallery



Graphic Witness
Drawing Room
London | UK
18 May > 9 July 2017



Andrea Bowers
Fascist Police (Inside
Eastside 1968 no 14,
page 7), 2015
Graphite on paper.
Courtesy the artist and
Kaufmann Repetto,
Milan/New York.
Photo Andrea Rossetti



On 7 January 2015, ten journalists were killed during the attack by three gunmen on the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Paris. Afterwards, the cartoons published all over the world in tribute to the dead, carried versions of the same message – that the pencil is mightier than the gun.

Beatriz González
Las Delicias 6, 1998
Charcoal on paper.
Courtesy Galeria
Casas Riegner, Bogotá



The forthcoming exhibition at Drawing Room makes the case that pencil drawings, as a medium of witness, can be as effective as photography. ‘To witness’, Kate Macfarlane, co-director of the gallery and the show’s curator, explains, ‘is to have observed, either as a participant, or remotely.’ Whereas a documentary photograph is often an immediate response to a given situation, the graphic response produced by drawing presents the evidence from a different, more measured perspective. ‘When photography is unavailable or inappropriate, drawing can act as witness, and produce subjective commentary on injustice… drawings can prompt a more wide-ranging debate about miscarriages of justice and conflict, and act as tools to prompt social change.’


Joy Gerrard
Protest Crowd,
Chicago, USA,
Trump Rally (2016), 2017
Japanese ink on linen.
© Joy Gerrard.
Courtesy the artist



Mounira Al Solh,
Are you pretending
to be Jesus?
Oil, acrylic, black
ink and charcoal
on canvas.
Courtesy the artist
& Sfeir-Semler Gallery,
Hamburg / Beirut



Graphic Witness at Drawing Room brings together the work of a broad selection of international artists from the 1930s to today, and features new work made especially for the exhibition.

All images courtesy Drawing Room


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Art | Drawing: an End in Itself

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Grayson Perry
Studio Afternoon, 2017
Ink, crayon and
graphite on paper



Drawing Biennial 2017
Drawing Room
London | UK
2 March > 26 April



Claudia Wieser
Untitled, 2016
Gold leaf, coloured
pencil and
coloured paper



For the majority of artists a drawing is not a finished item – it’s a visual note, a study, or a working rough leading towards something more complete that might be executed in another medium: a painting, a sculpture, a film, performance art, architecture. Nevertheless, as with those in this forthcoming exhibition, which includes A4 mounted works by 200 British and international artists of different generations, many of them well-known, such as Nidhal Chamekh, Michael Craig-Martin, Richard Deacon, Antony Gormley, Mona Hatoum, Chantal Joffe, Anish Kapoor, William Kentridge, Michael Landy, Humphrey Ocean, Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze, Julian Opie, Cornelia Parker, Grayson Perry, Gavin Turk, Julie Verhoeven, Yu Chen Wang, Mark Wallinger, Alison Wilding, and other less famous names, it can equally be an end in itself.

Richard Forster
Untitled, Levittown
Study
, 2014

Pencil and acrylic
medium on
Bristol board



Julian Opie
Beard,
headphones
, 2016

Vinyl on paper



Antony Gormley
SITE XXIII, 2016
Carbon and
casein on paper



Marcel van Eeden
No title, 2015
Black chalk on paper



Richard Deacon
4.11.16.1, 2016
Crayon and felt tip
pen on lino



Lubaina Himid
La Force, 2016
Pencil on paper



Drawing Biennial 2017 at Drawing Room is a free exhibition and culminates in an online auction in support of the gallery’s ongoing programme, with individual works available from £250.

All images courtesy Drawing Room © the artists


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