It’s 2015; artists have re-invigorated drawing, redefining the boundaries in fresh and dynamic ways. Drawing is no longer limited to study or sketch on paper. For this exhibition I’ve chosen the work of eight diverse artists who use drawing as a primary method: Anna Barratt, David Begley, Helen Booth, Kelly Best, Julia Griffiths Jones, Robert McPartland, Anne-Mie Melis, Abigail Sidebotham, Stephanie Tuckwell.
There’s something immediate and efficient about drawing. In order to visualise, map or capture, most of us will ‘resort’ to drawing, to enhance or replace words. Drawing can efficiently describe the way something works (the understanding drawing), the direction, space, route or mark (the looking drawing), or the narrative or subjective expression (the feeling drawing). Understanding, looking and feeling are three helpful ways to approach the selected work in Oriel Myrddin’s exhibition ‘Drawing 2015’.
Meg Anthony – Gallery Manager, Oriel Myrddin Gallery