OPENING TONIGHT Drawing Room, London
‘Close: Drawn Portraits’
Wednesday 21 November 6-8.30pm
Curator’s tour: 6.30-7pm
“Bringing together historic figures such as Ingres, Picasso and Hepworth, and recent and contemporary artists including Lassnig, Hockney and Landy, this exhibition reveals intimate encounters between artists and their subjects over the past 200 years. Remarkable drawn portraits, rarely seen, sit beside those made today, and demonstrate drawing’s enduring ability to bring characters to life. Drawing creates the illusion of presence…..Using precise lines, Picasso and Freud capture a posed subject, whereas Hockney catches his sitter unaware in a calligraphic flourish of ink. Portraits of family members by Cezanne, Auerbach and Goodwin convey the sense of an intimately unfolding situation through multiple, restless pencil or charcoal lines…..”
Mounira Al Solh, Frank Auerbach, Paul Cézanne, Virginia Chihota, Lucian Freud, Dryden Goodwin, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Horst Janssen, Claudette Johnson, Michael Landy, Maria Lassnig, Joyce Pensato, Deanna Petherbridge, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso, Paula Rego, Nicola Tyson, Jessica Voorsanger and Clifton Wright
SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER: Dance Art Foundation Artistic Director and choreographer Joe Moran presents an informal performance of his new work Before We Are Dead in counterpoint to drawings and large-scale spray paint work arising from his 2018 residencies at Wysing Arts Centre and Launch Pad LaB in France.