Signs of Men and Footfalls
A exhibition of drawings from the last two decades. Known for her spare, monochromatic, abstract prints and drawings, Karshan's work directly reflects the process of their making. In 1994, she developed a performance-based method for producing her drawings: the movements of her body, counter-clockwise turning of the paper, and the rhythmic counting of time. Karshan's method results in iterative images of intersecting lines, forming grids, geometric shapes, and patterns.
The exhibition will also feature a new edition of prints by Karshan, Footfalls: a series of twenty-seven etchings in an edition of ten copies.
Works from the Collection of Victor Skipp
This exhibition is presented in honour of the late Victor Skipp (1925-2010) - a devoted collector of Linda Karshan's work - and in association with Kettle's Yard, to whom he generously bequeathed his estate. Sales from this exhibition will go towards helping to conserve the Kettle's Yard house and collection, and sustain its diverse programme of exhibitions, music and learning.
Linda Karshan and Candida Richardson (author of a film about Victor Skipp's house and collection) will be in conversation with Marie-France Kittler (Assistant Curator, Kettle's Yard), on Tuesday 27 January at 7 pm .