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Tannery Arts is a small, independent charity concerned with supporting the professional development of emerging and established artists through the provision of affordable studios, promoting their practice through opportunities to exhibit work, develop projects, generate partnerships with local authorities, private property owners and social housing organisations as well as engage in learning activities.
Neil Gall – Drawing
Neil Gall: Drawing brings together over 60 works on paper, created from 2005 to the present. Balancing the profound with the absurd in works that buzz with art historical reference, British artist Neil Gall has consistently explored matters of perception and mimesis through the visual language of household detritus. He translates the visceral and psychological interactions between materials and their surfaces – corrugated cardboard and pressed tinfoil, ping-pong balls enshrouded in black tape – to an unsettling, surreal and sometimes erotic effect. Essays by art historian Lexi Lee Sullivan and American artist Alexander Ross are augmented by thoughtful insights from gallerist George Newall and an introduction from Gall's dealers David Nolan and Aurel Scheibler. Breathtakingly powerful, Gall’s drawings radiate with an intensity that demands our attention.
Gall's drawings featured as part of our past exhibition FIGURE/S: drawing after Bellmer, which explores the body as a site of oppression, liberation and troubling pleasures through the work of modern and contemporary artists.
Pub date: 29 Dec 2020
Number of pages: 143
Image 2: Courtesy of Ridinghouse