Records of matter in motion and responses to changing material states are explored in this exhibition which discusses drawing and mark making through an examination of the practice of three contemporary artists; Simon Finn, Ruth Simons and Jayne Wilton.
In Surge, the concept of ‘the line’ and the dominant place that drawing holds in each selected artist’s practice will be discussed through considering the impact of drawing in the process of making digital, photographic and sculptural work, whilst acknowledging the potency of the unique and fragile hand drawn mark on paper.
The use of traditional drawing techniques and materials will be contrasted with processes which animate drawings, document drawing, or become three-dimensional drawings.
Curated by George Mogg
Simon Finn’s practice is an exploration of both static and movement based representations, using drawing, sculpture and simulation technology. He is a Lecturer and Unit Coordinator within a Bachelor of Interactive Entertainment degree programme with students majoring in Animation and Games Design and is currently researching for his MA in Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne, Australia). His practice is represented by Fehily Contemporary in Melbourne, Australia and the Drawing Centre Viewing Program in New York.
Ruth Simons’ work raises questions about our relationship with nature, touching on issues of ecology, mutation and climate change. The randomness of nature and the associated aesthetic of patterns and systems is a catalyst for her practice. She has recently completed a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, at Oxford Brookes University. Simons previously studied Metallurgy, Economics and Management at The University of Oxford and this interest in science and materials underpins her research. In 2012 she was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize.
Jayne Wilton’s practice makes visible the usually invisible and ephemeral human breath. Wilton engages with traditional and non- traditional drawing materials and processes to capture the fragility and resilience of the breath. Wilton graduated with an MA from The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL in 2010 and has recently completed a Leverhulme funded residency at Brunel University, London. She has exhibited work throughout the UK and Europe.
George Mogg is a freelance curator who collaborates with artists, galleries and museums to deliver exhibitions and education projects. She is also the Collection Curator for Brunel University London. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Oxford Brookes University in 2004 and with an MA in Curating the Art Museum from the Courtauld in 2012.
What: Surge - art exhibition - free and open to all
When: Monday 17 March - Saturday 12 April
Where: The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art