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'Chapel' and 'Wyoming'

Woodfine, Sarah (2004) 'Chapel' and 'Wyoming'. [Show/Exhibition]

Type of Research: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Woodfine, Sarah

Selected for this exhibition by a panel of subject specialists, these two drawings were created for the show ‘Great piece of turf’ at the Danielle Arnaud gallery, Middlesborough and were produced after a 6-month drawing residency at Middlesborough Art Gallery.

Working exclusively in the medium of drawing, using a repetitive process involving meticulously and obsessively going over the same lines, erasing and redrawing with pencil to produce drawings that have the appearance of an etching, the architectural imagery on which Woodfine has concentrated since January 2001 provides a container for her ‘engineered’ drawings. The series of works started with the idea of a ready-made flat pack image, such as a scale model sold in kit form and combines this with the elevation of an architectural drawing to create a fantasy of a building using a combination of found images, photographs and detailed measurements as source material, presenting the three-dimensional in two-dimensions.

‘Chapel’ (2003) transforms the two-dimensional drawn imagery back into three-dimensions and presents the components folded, glued and presented in a perpex box in the manner of a stage-set. ‘Wyoming’ (2003), a diptych, alludes to the notion of stereoscopic vision and specifically to the way in which our eyes work together to create a reading of the three-dimensional object in space.

‘Wyoming’ was awarded the First Prize by the panel.

The aim of the exhibition is to promote talent and excellence in the field of drawing in the UK. Selected from an open submission of over 2000 drawings, the work of 64 artists was selected.

‘Chapel’ (2003) was included in ‘The Real Ideal’ at the Millenium Galleries, Sheffield (2005). ‘Wyoming’ (2003) was exhibited in ‘Drawing Breath’ at the gallery at Wimbledon College of Art, which then toured to Australia, Singapore, Bristol and Aberdeen (2006-08).

Other Contributors:
Other (Selector)Beattie, Basil
Other (Selector)Doyle, Mary
Other (Selector)Godfrey, Tony
Your affiliations with UAL: Other Affiliations > RAE 2008
Colleges > Wimbledon College of Arts
Date: 8 September 2004
Related Websites:, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/3677054.stm
Related Websites:
Event Location: Jerwood Space, London; Pittville Gallery, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham; BayArt, Cardiff; mac, Birmingham; EICH Gallery, Lincoln University, Hull; The Lowry, Salford Quays
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Jerwood Drawing Prize, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, Middlesborough, U.K.September 2004
‘The Real Ideal’, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, U.K..2005
‘Drawing Breath’, Wimbledon College of Art, London, U.K.2003
‘Drawing Breath’ touring to Australia, Singapore, Bristol and Aberdeen.20062008
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2009 14:47
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2010 14:21
Item ID: 1761
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/1761

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