Draw Links 1.2
1 – 22 December 20
Opening on Saturday 1 December at 14:00
Preview by appointment
Following in the wake of the eponymous Draw Links exhibition at GALLERY AOP in October 2010, Draw Links 1.2 presents another version of the way in which drawing is reinvented and redefined in the practice of the artists whose work is featured on this show. It includes new work by some of the artists who were part of the original Draw Links exhibition (David Koloane, Daniel Maggs, Judith Mason and Joachim Schonfeldt) and welcomes such new artists as Talya Lubinsky, Christian Nerf, John Phalane, and Chloe Reid.
Drawing continues to enjoy unprecedented attention on the international exhibition circuit, most notably the Drawing Surrealism show currently at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Draw Links 1.2 aims to show that drawing is a fundamental form of expression, also in terms of other media, making drawing an apt metaphor for innovation and experimentation.
By reducing complex projects down to a few words and allowing these to lead me to a symbol I am confronted with that which remains. It is this thing that is of value, perhaps even useful. Albeit heavily coded it functions not as beginning, middle or end but rather at a point in an already running tune with countless interchangeable directions. A win win scenario in which nothing is lost, everything counts. These symbols are instruments, multipurpose tools.
- Christian Nerf, 2012