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Norwich Fringe Festival
October 5 - 19th
Proposed exhibition space, under Memorial Gardens in Central Norwich. Slight floor gradient. Very loud echoes in the space. Formerly storage space for market traders whose stalls are outside. The issue is there is no drilling of holes, so thinking how I show work here. Will be a group show alongside: Aaron Fickling Claire Cannell, Samia Malik, Sandra Rowney
Also will be showing some work at STEW
Some Work in progress shots below of a Collage piece for the Norwich Fringe Festival; thats if I get to finish it in time and if it is any good. I have other works I could show in reserve but going to pursue this, after seeing the above space. I obtained some lovely large carboard pieces from the back of a warehouse (including a fridge container). I am mindful of a piece of work I did in 1996 as an undergraduate, working large scale collage with household paints but the brief was a transcription project and I was referrring to Titians' 'Diana and Actaen'. (brown painting posted last month here) With this project I have set myself I am working with a nine foot piece of cardboard that acts as a canvas and the white painted sheets are to be cut up and reassembled. From drawing books I have been interested in repetitive marks/lines and interested in how the surface changes when one sequence differs to the previous one, thus creating an interesting visual effect. Particularly here with the cardboard grain which you cannot escape and shows up accroding to how the brush is loaded and moved along its way. The charcoal drawing on the flaps will act as stabilisers or 'positioners', scaffolding the white painted panels that I cut out and go on to arrange the composition. I would like to use oil on this work but household dries quicker, which in turn limits my use of colour, which is not a bad thing actually. I went on to cut up the panels and figured out how much space I had when a trial run of laying them out on the cb ground. I also working some childrens crayons here and there too in a way to lift areas. Then went on to apply Pink household and a walnut varnish using the drip splash technique, but I took out the charcoal flaps. After the pink was applied I rearranged some and applied the brown varnish, I am interested in mixing up procedures but trying not to get too far ahead of myself; I want things to look like they are connected and joined together but somehow they don't. I am referring to drawings based on 'mutant handwriting', curves shapes straights and lines suggesting space but then not. As if Genetically modified x and s and 8 etc lines; as if the alphabet has seen the future and is referencing a letter sound. Quite determined drawings being mindful of where the line goes relating to where it has come from going back on itself and around and so on. Anyway am keen to see how I can put this work together lots of PVA needed. I am trying to develop a way of working that examines and explores the collage approach, why does this work and that doesn't when I stick it there ? Formal considerations - the incidental breaks it up and works against the repeating pattern - The consideration of transportation, so am i going to div the work up in 2 or 3.
Paint can on diving board