A new venue for Drawing Tuesday this week: Camden Arts Centre with it's cool galleries and shady garden was a good choice on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year! We started out in the garden with coffee , explored the fascinating exhibition Making , Unmaking then had a leisurely lunch. I only made one drawing ( above) in my A4 'museum' sketchbook, using instead my A5 'exhibition' sketchbook where I made my usual notes and scribbles on pieces of work I liked (no photography was allowed) .
Several of us were fascinated by the cabinet containing plates from the book 'Tapis modernes' 1928 H Ernst , if I'd had more time I'd have copied some of the designs. I loved a poster of 'Faccine' by Boetti exploring the elongated hexagon as a face - definitely quilt possibilities there! This version was black and white but it looks like an early example of a 'colouring in' poster
|Polly Apfelbaum Blue Alphabet|
Polly Apfelbaum was a new name to me but what interesting work she has on her webpage , including several photos of the exhibition as a whole. I loved the spray painted alphabet, and it's juxtaposition with some antique African textiles. In the photo below you can see a large new painting by Lisa Brice in different tones of blue with glimpses of figures and counterchange of lights and darks , very effective.
Ani Albers ( whose work was a revelation in the 'Adventures of a Black Square ')
|Brice Marden Window Study #6|
|Simon Fujiwara Fabulous Beasts|
|Rebecca Ward Stilted|
So much to see and enjoy , I can see why Margaret C has been 3 times but it closes this weekend. It included lots of old African textiles - I've got quite a few myself, including kuba cloth and reminded me I must hang them back in my studio for inspiration and attempt to draw them , it's the best way to analyse the patterns and structures
But today I'm off to Margate to see last days of exhibition at Turner Contemporary ( thanks to Olga for the review and prompt). I was going to take my new bike on the train as it's quite a trek from the station but with torrential rain forecast, perhaps not...
(UPDATE: Margate plans abandoned due to rain - got wet through halfway to station! Maybe next week )