Saturday, 29 July 2017

Chapter III: New work 2017/2018

Glad to be back in the studio working on a new suite of drawings that will form Chapter III on my ongoing long-form project, A history of wind. The idea at this stage is to double hang these drawings when I exhibit them as an immersive drawing installation. My self imposed deadline is August 2018.

When I showed the first two chapters at CCAS (Manuka) earlier this year, one of my unexpected tasks (I sat the show during its two week run) was to regularly let visitors know that there is no painting element to my work.  My grey drawings are executed on top of green drawings which are rendered on white archival watercolour paper. The first image located above documents the beginning of two green drawings which I will layer up with multiple layers of green until the green is deemed off gamut.

Technical notes:
Paper: Saunders Waterford 356 gsm (HP), 100% cotton, acid free
Size: 66x 101.6cm
Archival watercolour pencils (undiluted)

Additional notes: On a recent visit home, I came across my Mother's copy of W.G. Sebald's The rings of Saturn. The photos below documents my Mother's and my copy of this book.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Exhibition documentation: A history of wind, Chapter I & II

Installation shot at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT. Chapter I of this long form project, The tree would only be found at higher altitudes is comprised of 7 large scale works.  Each drawing measures 150cm x 100cm. All documentation: Brenton McGeachie.
[Tip: Click on each image (below) if you would like to see a smaller sized documentation shot.]

Chapter II: Echo is similar to the drawings in Chapter I, in that these drawings are also diaristic, in that they measure a particular time. When I commenced these drawing I originally thought that they might be shown as couplets, as aural fingerprints. However, as the underlying narrative that drove these works unfolded, so did my want to keep pushing the boundaries of this work. There are 54 echo drawings in this chapter. The wind wxx cxxxx hxx vxxxx axxx.