Mark-marking: Perspectives on Drawing / 19 April–20 October 2019

Mark-marking: Perspectives on Drawing
Gallery 3
19 April–20 October 2019

Drawing is often considered as simply putting pencil to paper, and recording from observation. Mark-marking: Perspectives on Drawing presents work by 6 contemporary artists who place drawing as central to their practice and challenge this assumption.

Although Erica Eyres, France-Lise McGurn, Gregor Wright, Jonathan Owen, Lois Green and Ross Hamilton Frew come to drawing from very different perspectives, similar themes and processes – such as found images, manipulation of material, and transformation – thread through their practices. They also share a love of drawing and the ability to create a striking image.

Artist biographies
Erica Eyres
b.1980, Winnipeg, Canada
Lives and works in Glasgow
MFA, The Glasgow School of Art, 2004; PhD focusing on deadpan comedy and personal narratives in video art, Northumbria University, 2019. Eyres uses video, ceramics and drawings as mediums in her multi-disciplinary practice. She has had solo shows in the UK, Canada, and Germany.

Ross Hamilton Frew
b. 1984, Irvine, Scotland
Lives and works in Newcastle
BA, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, 2004; MA, Newcastle University, 2010; Design MA, Northumbria University (current). Frew uses paper, porcelain, concrete and a myriad of other things, and describes himself as an Artist/Maker. He has exhibited widely, including residencies in Australia and the Czech Republic.

Lois Green
b.1987, Aberdeen, Scotland
Lives and works in Glasgow
BA, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. Green’s current focus is on creating small-scale tonal paintings and drawings from found imagery, photographs and film stills.

France-Lise McGurn
b.1983, Glasgow, Scotland
Lives and works in Glasgow
BA, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, 2005; MA, Royal College of Art, London, 2012. She has exhibited internationally, and had a recent commission for Tate St Ives. McGurn also collaborates with Katie Shannon on projects involving video, sound and club events.

Jonathan Owen
b.1973, Liverpool, England
Lives and works in Edinburgh
MFA, Edinburgh College of Art, 2000. Using materially reductive processes, Owen transforms historic marble sculptures and photographic images found in books to create new works. Represented by the Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, he has exhibited around the world, and his work is held in national collections.

Gregor Wright
b.1975, Glasgow, Scotland
Lives and works in Glasgow
BA, The Glasgow School of Art, 2001. Wright explores the boundaries of what painting and drawing can be, through a wide range of mediums from spray paint, ceramics to digital painting. He has exhibited internationally and is represented by the Modern Institute, Glasgow.

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