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Drawing Room/Tannery Arts
Unit 1b, New Tannery Way
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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.
The Peripatetic School: Itinerant Drawing from Latin America looks at the work of nine artists who have adopted forms of travel or nomadism to explore contemporary life in America. Selected by curator Tanya Barson, the artists include Brígida Baltar, Tony Cruz, Raimond Chaves and Gilda Mantilla, André Komatsu, Mateo López, Jorge Macchi, Nicolás Paris and Ishmael Randall Weeks, whose shared interests lead them to engage with urban and rural landscapes through the medium of drawing. In their own way, each artist borrows from the models and conventions of geographical, botanical, topographical, political, philosophical or Surrealist investigation, allowing their work to destabilise assumptions about the continent. Texts by Tanya Barson, Isobel Whitelegg, Pablo León de la Barra and Moacir dos Anjos, together look at the history of itinerancy in art, the legacy of Latin American artists and theorists and the notion of a Peripatetic School.
Essays by Moacir dos Anjos, Tanya Barson, Pablo Léon de la Barra & Isobel Whitelegg | Edited by Tanya Barson and Kate Macfarlane.
Price £17 (excluding postage & packaging)