Text making, object making, image making and mark making practices
have to come together to have a peculiar conversation in and around
drawing. Works sit parallel to one another and function simultaneously.
Each inquiry poses a challenge to drawing related concerns, questioning
its materiality, scale and medium. These works establish connections from
drawing to language, the other, the hand, reading, and the future.
Sympathetically, this exegesis holds together a set of separate yet
connected ideas into a precarious composition. Comprised of four
individual components of text, the parts that make up To Draw are placed
down side-by-side rather than fixed in a set chronology. This forms a
ambiguously open system, and as such has no beginning or end.
To be read in any order: READING, HAND, OTHER, DOINGS.
Reflecting upon the conventions that once defined drawing practice and
mapping its shifts throughout the mid-late 20th century, To Draw: Reading
Hand, Other, Doings offers itself in relation - even in opposition - to certain
histories which claim drawing is a verb, or drawing as synonymous with
process. Riding on lines drawn by art history, philosophy and semiotics and
drawing together the work of Simon O’Sullivan, Catherine de Zegher and
Jean-Luc Nancy, To Draw argues for the potentials in reconsidering
drawing as a noun, or drawing as an object - drawing as something