AboutG39 continues its curatorial residency at National Theatre Wales with a group exhibition of new work by three promising young artists.
Drawing and its myriad forms are imbedded in our ability to learn about what we can do. An abstract page completely covered by a child in colouring crayon is made to understand direction and fullness, trajectory and containment. The works in this exhibition, by some of Wales' most promising recent graduates, explore space through something that is perhaps like drawing.
Sharon Crew's video work observes an interplay and blurring between the fictional and the constructed. The works often contain and element of poetry bound up within the constructions of low-fi documentary filmmaking. Circular Thoughts Also is meandering thought. It's passing the time. As in a child-like wonderment at the world and the repetition one encounters within it, Crew's fingers trace out her thoughts of a circle, another circle and yet more circles. Rhythms and tempos build as the world is mapped out and understood through the hand eye/lens relationship. Alistair Owen's Half a Box is another enactment of space. A loosely sketched drawing in ink of half a cardboard box is mapped onto the artist's hand. The hand serving as a stand in for a missing sheet of paper for an idea that has suddenly sprung to life and been impatiently jotted down. Through traditional sculpture Jessica Hunziker defines an area of space, inside and out, that would be occupied by the artist's activity of day-to-day life; Containment and expulsion are both at play simultaneously in Bubblegum Bubble. Perched at mouth height, this captured moment of blowing a gum bubble is rendered in bronze, fixed forever as an expulsion of the artist's air, rendered inadequate and impotent of the normally inevitable pop.
Through a variety of drawing the artists here are ultimately dealing with the performative action in the realisation of the work. A drawn line on a page always delineates space, this side or that side. The drawn lines in each of these artists' works draws out more than a side, they draw what is within, what is out, and of course like all good drawing everything that is (a)round.
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