A Straight Line To The Touch Is Worth A Circle To The Sight

Centre For Recent Drawing

    A Straight Line To the Touch  2013 George Charman


A Straight Line To the Touch 2013 George Charman

7 November – 7 December 2013

Private view: Thursday 7 November 6-8pm

Centre for Recent Drawing is pleased to present a solo exhibition of large-scale graphite powder drawings by the British artist George Charman. The common thread that runs through Charman’s drawing practice is a curiosity in the mechanics of illusionary space. This most recent series of drawings takes as its starting point, the axonometric grid. Through a process of division and sub-division, Charman dismantles the axonometric grid to reveal a series of equally diminishing equilateral triangles. These triangles are employed in a subversive manner by Charman to shift the grid away from its original intention – understanding three-dimensional space through a linear form of projection – and instead layers and overlaps the grid to reveal dimensional arrangements constructed from perceived tonal shifts brought about by the relative proximity of one shape to another. 

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