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Post  Royal West of England Academy, Queen's Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1PX

Telephone  0117 973 5129 Email

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Drawing Interiors - Exhibition

Sat 29th November to Sun 21st December 2008
Thurs - Sun, 10am - 6pm, other times by appointment
Admission: Free

Exhibition Preview: 28th November, 6-9pm, all welcome

Artists Fran Richardson and Ruth Wallace have different approaches to similar themes of absence in a domestic setting.

Concerned with the relationship between corporeal and psychological space, Fran’s drawings are a visual enquiry into our perceptual experience of the domestic interior. Central to the work is the role memory plays in eliciting the complex emotional responses that can cause our experience of the spaces we inhabit to become fluid and unstable, undermining reality to evoke a strange sensation of perceptual confusion.

Ruth makes large-scale drawings in charcoal, graphite and mixed media. Her recent work, which centres on portrayals of women’s clothing, explores the dichotomy between absence and presence and the homely and the disturbing in relation to the domestic interior. It also addresses issues connected with memory and female identity and is informed by the distinctive visual style of film noir.

Untitled-Lamp3 - Fran Richardson

Fran Richardson
Untitled – Lamp 3, 2007
Charcoal on Fabriano 5
101 x 58.5 cm

Untitled Bed 5- Fran Richardson
Fran Richardson
Untitled – Bed 5, 2008
Charcoal on Fabriano 5
95 x 66 cm

Untitled (dress 2)  - Ruth Wallace
Ruth Wallace
Untitled (Dress 2)
mixed media on paper
173 x 99 cm

Untitled (Dress 4) - Ruth Wallace
Ruth Wallace
Untitled (Dress 4)
charcoal on paper
188 x 125 cm
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