A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings

13 June – 5 August 2018

Curator and artists’ tour: 12 June 6-6.30pm
Private view: 12 June 6.30-8pm

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    Ciprian Muresan, Andrei Rublev by Tarkovsky, sec. 21-30, 2017 Pencil on paper, framed 97 x 156 cm Courtesy the artist and Galeria Plan B

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    ruby onyichechi amanze, astroturf rooftop picnics (Lagos), ghana must go (bags) somewhere, anywhere... 2015 Ink, fluorescent acrylic, graphite, coloured pencil, photo transfers, metallic pigment and glitter on paper 182.88 x 303.53 cm Courtesy the artist and Tiwani Contemporary

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    David Musgrave, Large plane, 2006 Graphite on paper 66.2 × 51 cm Courtesy the artist and greengrassi

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    Lucy Skaer, Untitled (Black Drawing), 2015 Industrial Sharpie pen and pencil on Fabriano Artistico Super-white paper in three parts 436.6 × 421 cm Courtesy the artist

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    Karl Haendel, Week in Wet Sheets, 2015 Installation of works on paper and cardboard elements, up to 30 unique drawings Courtesy the artist and Galerie Barbara Seiler, Zurich

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    David Haines, Your Fluffer, 2017 Pencil on paper (framed) 205 x 184 cm Courtesy the artist and Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam

Drawing Room and Modern Art Oxford jointly present A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings, a group exhibition that celebrates the sustained power of drawing in the digital age. 

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The exhibition at Drawing Room brings together a dynamic selection of recent works by 6 international artists who are committed to the materiality of paper and pencil, showcasing a remarkable attention to detail and skill. In an age of mass media, where the rapid proliferation of images leaves many on the verge of digital exhaustion, A Slice Through the World explores the power of traditional drawing to make us slow down and reconsider how we look at the world.

By looking at this ancient communication technology as it meets the newest forms of digitised image culture, A Slice through the World will signal the resilience of drawing as a means of responding to contemporary questions of dialogue and representation, reinforcing its status as an inherently interdisciplinary medium that remains central to artistic practice across the world. 

A Slice through the World is a collaboration with Modern Art Oxford. The featured artists across the two-venue group exhibition are ruby onyinyechi amanze, Nidhal Chamekh, Milano Chow, Kate Davis, Karl Haendel, David Haines, Ian Kiaer, Ciprian Muresan, David Musgrave, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Kathy Prendergast, Massinissa Selmani, Lucy Skaer and Barbara Walker.

Exhibition dates at Modern Art Oxford: 16 June – 9 September 2018