…”so real, you’d think it’s not just a drawing but an actual photography.”
- ouch - double ouch to both drawing and photography!"
Quote from Paintings and drawings 1977-1991 - Agnes Martin - Exhibition by Serpentine Gallery 1993.
The more time I spend with Martin’s drawings and paintings the more I realize that to me it is important to practice drawing in such a way that the result is not an illustration of an idea but that the drawing somehow might embody or elicit a certain kind of response - a difficult thing to accomplish - because an idea can certainly be easy to illustrate and is easily understood and then forgotten… It’s the things that I don’t understand that interest me… and seem to stick in my mind.
Here’s a short film made by Diane Guyot who was kind enough to come along and document our marathon open Drawing Sessions event at The Royal Standard last November. We’ll do another event this year so watch this space.
Special thanks go to Dave and Fran Evans, Ailie Rutherford, Madeline Hall, Andrew Foulds and Hannah Bitowski for their input and assistance with the project. Thanks also to all the performers and speakers and everyone who came along and made it a great event.