Rachel Goodyear. Fragments

20 Nov 2015 – 9 Jan 2016

Pippy Houldsworth

London, United Kingdom


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Pippy Houldsworth Gallery is pleased to present a special project in the Viewing Room by Rachel Goodyear, which will comprise a new series of experimental drawings produced during a recent residency in London.


Using familiar yet incongruous images within her work, Goodyear's intricately rendered drawings and films explore the macabre undertones of human existence. Fluctuating between the real and the imagined, her delicate creations probe the precarious line between what is possible and what is not.

Discussing the new body of work, Goodyear explains: ‘I have been referring to many of my new drawings as 'fragments' - the idea of a recollection that can't quite be fully grasped, or an ambiguous presence demanding attention but remaining just out of reach. Moving on from exploring ‘characters,’ many of the drawings demonstrate new formal techniques; detailed figurative forms are offset by fluid areas of ink and incongruous, abstract shapes. Washes of watercolour carve their way across the page which, for so many years in my work, has been left empty, creating a background from which the figurative elements emerge. These areas of ink frequently evolve into images of stark, desolate rooms which act as containers for these 'fragments' - strange ante-chambers where the viewer is able to peer into an inner place in the psyche.’

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