Thursday night saw the opening of contemporary art show DRAWN OUT. The exhibition held at Gillygate’s Cafe 68 showcases the work of up and coming North-based artists Sally Cherrytree, Millie Marten and Joanna Taylor helping to spotlight the array of Fine Art produced in Yorkshire.
These three emerging artists, all recent graduates of York St John University, explore the potential of black line drawing in their work to expose the relationships between language, memory and chaos in the context of contemporary living.
All three artists marry traditional and non-traditional materials creating a complimentary aesthetic with each practitioner maintaining a unique signature.
Sally Cherrytree’s work utilises found papers as she experiments with size and scale playing with viewers’ preconceptions through a simple juxtapositioning use of materials, this, sits perfectly besides Marten’s beautifully simplistic fine line drawings which, although uniquely striking alone, come together to create a series of work in their own right.
“Although every drawing stands alone, it is inherently part of a constantly evolving, visual-network of experience.”- Millie Marten
Taylor’s use of the found-word was particularly thought-provoking , with the artist manipulating text to recreate and question the idea of ‘traditional’ wordplay along with the shifting of narrative when applied under an altered context.
The exhibition, which is open until 18th November, presents three different perspectives on developing a contemporary drawing practice. Quiet simply put, I would recommend it to anyone.