For #Five2Watch this week we've selected five artists who have made work that considers the linkages between drawing and sculpture, featuring: Vincent James, Naomi Harwin, Harriet Hill, Aimee Nelson and Joe Hancock.
Border Control, 2018
Tissue paper and cardboard.
Boundary (II), 2016
Site specific sculpture and installation based on the idea of the public gallery space surrounded by private studio spaces; the static nature of the finished artwork against the activity of the creative process.
The felt sculpture evolved from drawings over gallery floor plans. The floor was painted, leaving 'shadow' lines of old floor paint.
Drawing Machine 3, 2018
Wooden ruler, wind up mechanism, third hand tool, LED torch
Exhibited in 66% There, Catalyst Arts, Belfast
Catawampus Schematic, 2014
A schematic layout of the columns for 'Catawampus', in plan view.
Grey=original cast iron column
foam core plastic pipe, urethane paint, retroreflective glass beads
A site-responsive sculptural installation.
‘Catawampus’ was a site-responsive installation in Federation House, Manchester – the former headquarters of the Cooperative Society. On each floor the ceiling was supported by rows of cast iron columns. Working from on-site measurements and original building plans, I made a series of 12 columns dimensionally identical to those already in place, and arranged them according to the same layout, only skewed around an imaginary centre point. Each of the new columns was coated with retroreflective glass beads (ordinarily used to add reflective qualities to road marking paint), thus allowing them to become reflective according to the lighting conditions.
Out of alignment, crooked, skewed, askew, awry, off-kilter.
Positioned diagonally, cater-cornered.
Published 15 May 2020