Beyond Drawing Exhibition, Curated By Arno Kramer - Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre 23 July to 8 September 2022
"This group exhibition exploring drawing includes new and site-specific work by three Irish and three Dutch artists curated by Dutch artist and curator Arno Kramer. Drawing is a speculative and exploratory process, and many contemporary artists are testing what the parameters of a drawing can be. Charcoal, pencil and ink have been supplemented with materials such as wire, tape, wood and steel. Artists are experimenting with materials such as smoke, water, light and air, and methods of presentation such as installation and film."
This exhibition captures a moment in contemporary drawing practices, it invites the viewer to viscerally engage with drawing through an expanded field which opens up new possibilities. Several of the works are site specific and constructed on site over time and in relation to the physical building, all are experimental and explorative, while holding an authenticity and sensitivity to the core of drawing practice.
This approach to drawing lies at the heart of the practice of each artist selected for Beyond Drawing - three artists from Ireland and three from The Netherlands – by curator Arno Kramer.