Drawing is a verb, Serra's declaration is the keynote for the Arthouse's 2007 contribution to the Big Draw.
Mark of Action will celebrate the collaboration of six artists examining combinations of movement and drawing. Mia Fernandes and Anne Marie Kiluu Mbondo will produce a continuous drawing throughout the duration of the exhibition. The public will witness the movements and actions of the artists while they are creating traces that provide the physical evidence of sensory experience.
Drawing as a track of experience will inform the work of Amanda Francis, Eduardo Padilha, Taslim Martin and Charlie Ward. Their work will compare the creation of a drawing with the exploration of alternative mark making, as, for example, through the trace left by the removal of materials.
Alongside the exhibition will be the opportunity for the public to investigate and engage in their own experience of drawing. A room lined with paper and filled with drawing materials will be available as a drop in art event during gallery opening hours on the 16th and 17th of February. Artists from Lewisham Arthouse will be supporting members of the public of all ages for the Mark of Action Great Big Draw.
There will be a discussion on Serra's declaration with the artists involved on Sunday 24th February at 3pm.