Works by David Donald and Hannah Tilson
9 September – 21 Octoberl 2017 Thursday, Friday Saturday 1- 6pm
Private View: Thursday 28 September 2017 6 – 8pm
C4RD is pleased to present works by two contemporary artists who use drawing as part of their practice. Donald and Tilson are both interested in the world of drawings used for advertising, especially the use of logos for high end fashion lines.
For this exhibition Tilson focussed on the drawing as a finished work rather than a preparation for one of her paintings, thus giving the drawings space and an open, fresh feel. Donald’s highly technical and intricate drawings display a real love of draughtsmanship and the processes involved. Both artists have a clear perception of the image they want to draw and recreate giving a flat, pared down, unfussy feel. The images often evoke feelings of times past – the glory days – be that Italia ’90 or a Futurist styled motor car
David Donald is a recent
graduate from the Slade School of Fine Art ’16 specialising
predominantly in painting and drawing. During this time, he exhibited in
Helsinki, Finland where he was an exchange student at the
Kuvataideakatemia. Upon graduating, he exhibited in Bloomberg New
Contemporaries ’16 ; touring to the Liverpool Biennale at the Bluecoat
and at the ICA in London. Earlier this year he had his first solo show
at the newly established Newcastle art space Slugtown ,as well as a
recent drawing commission for Gucci’s Marche des Merveilles watch line.
Hannah Tilson will graduate
with a Bachelors in Painting from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2018.
She exhibited works in New York, 2016 and holds a forthcoming solo show
at The Peckham Pelican, December 2017. Tilson has recently completed a
summer residency in Chelsea, London
Alice Bygraves is
a freelance curator who has over eight years’ experience working in
museums and galleries. She spent two years working at the British School
at Rome with artists and took part in archaeological excavations. She
is Director of Geddes Gallery, a nomadic space which was first housed
for over a year in KC Continental deli on Caledonian Road. For more information and images please contact Alice Bygraves: firstname.lastname@example.org
The residency can be viewed by appointment 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.