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. This series of drawings mine occupy a continuum between abstraction and the edge of the  figurative. The drawings offer a reflection on the differences between sequences and series, and the possible narratives that may arise from these. All the drawings have been originally imagined as stills from a movie; Gorla’s goal seeks with these to create a tension between order and non-sequentiality where the series can be evocative whilst leaving open for the viewer the possibility of generating narrative.

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.