Recent drawings by Tommaso Gorla

18 - 26 May 2017. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 1 - 6pm

Reception: Wednesday 17 May 6 - 8pm

The Centre for Recent Drawing is pleased to present recent works by London-based artist Tommaso Gorla. Everything Was Quiet is a corpus of small-scale drawings on paper which are constructed by the act of erasing previously made layers of graphite. The images emerge as if, by searching in the depth of the paper, something could be found and recovered. The drawn lines appear on the surface as if suspended somewhere between the incidental and the organic, almost as if we were in front of stills from a film that has yet to be conceived. In all the drawings, quiet crystallises from a turbulence, leaving the echo of this tame and almost primal search.

Tommaso Gorla is an Italian artist and researcher currently based in London. In both his recent artistic work and theoretical research, his interests revolve around the relationship between image and memory, indeterminacy, and visual ambiguity explored through traditional media such as painting and drawing. He has had solo exhibitions at Patricia Armocida Gallery (Milan), Studio d'Arte Cannaviello (Milan), and has been in group shows in London, Rome, Athens, Milan and Venice. He has also carried out a number of experimental research projects presented in cultural institutions and museums in Italy and abroad.


The exhibition can be viewed at the reception (all welcome) or during opening times 1 - 6pm Thursday - Saturday, at 2 - 4 Highbury Station Road, Highbury Islington N1 1SB, London. C4RD is a Registered UK Charity 1123530, and would particularly like to acknowledge the support for this exhibition of the Dovehouse Trust.

Centre for Recent Drawing

2-4 Highbury Station Rd LONDON N1 1SB

www.c4rd.org.uk  Charity No.1123530  Thu-Sat 1-6pm