Monika Grzymala

19 February – 5 April 2009

Private view Wednesday 18 February 18.30 – 20.30

Wednesday – Sunday 12.00 – 18.00.  Admission free.

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    Monika Grzymala, Farbrauschen (chromatic noise), 2009 Adhesive tape and dots Installation at Drawing Room photo: Andy Keate, courtesy the artist

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    Monika Grzymala, Solex, 2009 white tape, gaffers tape, fabric Installation at The Drawing Room photo: Andy Keate, courtesy the artist

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    Monika Grzymala, Solex, 2009 White tape, gaffer tape, fabric Installation at The Drawing Room photo: Andy Keate, courtesy the artist

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    Monika Grzymala, Farbrauschen (chromatic noise), 2009 Adhesive tape and dots Installation at The Drawing Room photo: Andy Keate, courtesy the artist

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    Monika Grzymala, Eins, (alpha), 2009 wall drawing with graphite, lead tape and shadow Installation at The Drawing Room photo: Andy Keate, courtesy the artist

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    Monika Grzymala, Eins, (alpha), 2009 Wall drawing with graphite, lead tape and shadow Installation at The Drawing Room photo: Andy Keate, courtesy the artist

Drawing Room is delighted to announce Monika Grzymala’s first solo exhibition in the UK. Monika Grzymala’s installations function somewhere between an architectural intervention and immense line drawings. Grzymala’s installation for Drawing Room is a personal response to the chaotic London sky-line, to the architectural space of the gallery and to the ideas explored in the Hayward Touring exhibition, ‘The end of the line: attitudes in drawing’, of which this commission is part.

Grzymala describes each drawing in space in terms of kilometres of used line which references the personal investment of time and energy. For Ruptures the lines will be created from sticky tape in varying tones of grey, a nod to the predominance of grey in our city. These lines will be interrupted and converge on given points, collide and ricochet, sending out reports, staccato marks to bombard other areas.  Miraculously the eye will fill in the gaps, create the continuum capable of maintaining the velocity of the multiple lines. The rectilinear properties of Drawing Room will be ruptured by the maelstrom of activity that punctuates the space.

This site specific installation is commissioned by Drawing Room to coincide with ‘The end of the line: attitudes in drawing’ a Hayward Touring exhibition in collaboration with mima, Middlesbrough and The Bluecoat, Liverpool in association with Drawing Room.

The work will be linked to site-specific installations created at mima, Middlesbrough, (27 February – 10 May) and Bluecoat, Liverpool (22 May - 29 July), Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, The Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh (14 November 2009- 10 January 2010. ) Monika Grzymala was born in Poland in 1970 and lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Selected exhibitions include: forthcoming in 2010:permanent installation in The Dakota Building for The Dian Woodner Collection, New York,  USA; washi made in germany,group show at Tokyo Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; group show curated by Catherine de Zegher and Connie Butler / MOMA New York, USA; 2009: solo show, Griffelkunst, Hamburg, Germany; site specific installation/artist in residence, The Chinati / Donald Judd Foundation, Marfa,Texas, USA; dual exhibition with Kelly Wood, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. Recent group exhibitions include: Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2007); Marian Goodman Gallery, New York (2006) & The Drawing Center, New York (2005). http://www.t-r-a-n-s-i-t.net/