An exhibition of photographs, sets of drawings and short films about connections, both visual and human, in which you are invited to discover linkages and enjoy multiplicity, pattern and repetition. At the heart of the exhibition are two photographic projects: Tineke’s Circle and Cally’s Artists’ Hands, which were first presented side by side each week on Cally’s website.
For years Tineke has been noticing visual links, especially in nature. She is amazed at how the wind shapes clouds, and how water shapes sand and snow. The connection needs to be a visual one: shape, colour, rhythm or composition. Very different things can look similar: the trunk of a tree can look like a pattern on a beach.
For Cally, hands are as individual and as expressive as faces. When taking the photographs, she looks for a characteristic or revealing gesture, pose or action. This fascination with hands started with her drawing her own, and observing their variation, flexibility and character. Nine of these lifesize drawings – in which she draws her right hand with her left hand and vice versa – are included in the exhibition.
Tineke’s drawings reveal more of her interest in the obsessive following of rules that she sets herself. Her Untitled drawings obey very strict restrictions: working within a 12 x 12 square, using an 8B pencil to draw only simple lines.