Beyond the Biennial: Studio Visits

Thu 9 May 2013 : 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Join Drawing Room directors to visit the studios of three artists whose work is featured in Drawing Biennial 2013.

Join Drawing Room directors for a unique opportunity to visit emerging artists studio's whose work features in Drawing Biennial 2013, followed by an exclusive tour of the biennial exhibition in the gallery. Artists Laura Eldret, Nick Goss and Sarah MacDonald, all have studios with Tannery Arts who share the building with Drawing Room. In both Goss and Macdonald's studio see body of works consisting of paintings that directly relate to their contributions to the biennial and in Eldret's see fabrics and a film work that she is currently developing for her commission with South London Gallery. Drawing Room directors will lead short in-conversations in the studios of each of the artists and the evening will finish with a glass of wine and chance to browse the Drawing Biennial 2013 exhibition.  

Laura Eldret born in Macclesfield, 1982; lives and works in London.  Currently working towards 'Play Rough' a commission for South London Gallery (2013) and recent projects include 'Power Plays' solo exhibition at TheGallery at Arts University College Bournemouth (2012), Camden Arts Centre (Artist in Residence, 2011). Selected group exhibitions include Focal Point Gallery (2012), Glasgow International (2012), Baltic (2012), Five Hundred Dollars (2010), Musée des Beaux-arts de Nantes (2010). Eldret’s drawing 'Stat after a percentage after a drawing # 1' (2013) starts with an abstract oil-stick image made by the artist. She has analysed the image to calculate the ratio of dark and light areas, matching this data with existing geopolitical statistics. Eldret’s drawing relate to her ongoing interest in contrasts between free action and rule-bound behaviour, manifest in drawings, performances, installations and film works.

Nick Goss born in Bristol, UK, in 1981. Lives and works in London. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in 2009 with a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art. Recent solo exhibitions includeTin Drum, Josh Lilley Gallery, London (2012), Herz Man Sky, Simon Preston Gallery, New York (2011) and Veverka, Josh Lilley Gallery, London (2010). Selected group exhibitions include Never Ever Land, Anna Kustera, New York (2012), Newspeak: Bristish Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London (2011) and Jerwood Contemporary Painters, Jerwood Space, London and national tour (2011). Goss paints places that he knows and inhabits, but shy's away from any form of crisp resolution. Employing a series of layered colour fields, Goss waits for the precise moment at which a work's potential is apparent, but nothing more. The drawing 'blue house' is taken from an ongoing series of work that will be shown in a solo exhibtion at the Simon Preston Gallery, New York, opening 10th October 2013.

Sarah Macdonald born in London in 1977 the artist lives and works in London. She studied her BA at Goldsmiths 1997-2000 and her MFA at the Slade School of Fine Art 2007-2009. Selected group exhibitions include Working on the Inside, Tannery, London (2012), Creekside Open, Selected by Dexter Dalwood, APT London (2011), Civil Twilight, Curated by Marcus Cope, B&N Gallery, London (2011), Mr Mercer, Oriel Scyharth Gallery, Glyndwr University, Wales (2011). She is a recipient of the Clare Winsten Memorial Award (2009). Macdonald's, often large scale,  paintings are layered surfaces of planes of colour and nuances of tone which endeavour to explore the form and space and light studied in her line drawings made directly from architecture.

View large image Blue House, 2013

Nick Goss, Blue House, 2013 pencil and watercolour on paper

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Sarah Macdonald,

View large image Stat after a percentage after a drawing # 1, 2013

Laura Eldret, Stat after a percentage after a drawing # 1, 2013 unique photocopy