Drawing : Sculpture

From 14 September to 11 November 2012.

Drawing : Sculpture brings together a selection of artworks that explore interconnections between the languages of drawing and of sculpture. They move between these disciplines, using the medium of drawing to create works that might be defined as sculpture and the materials of sculpture to create three dimensional drawings.

The exhibition presents an international line up of contemporary artists working in some of the key cultural capitals: Anna Barriball and Alice Channer in London, Sara Barker in Glasgow, Aleana Egan in Dublin, Knut Henrik Henriksen and Bojan Šarčević in Berlin and Dan Shaw-Town in New York. Their work is seen here for the first time alongside key pieces from Leeds Art Gallery’s 20th Century collection.  Works by Martin Boyce, Alexander Calder, Lynn Chadwick, Barry Flanagan, Martin Naylor, Eva Rothschild, and Alison Wilding reiterate the historical relationship between drawing and sculpture, providing a context and a counterpoint for the more recent pieces on display.

The exhibition is a partnership between Drawing Room and Leeds Art Gallery. Drawing Room is dedicated to the investigation and presentation of international contemporary drawing. Leeds Art Gallery is home to one of the most significant collections of 20th century British sculpture.

Find out more and download the exhibition guide (pdf) from the downloads link below. The complete autumn/winter gallery programme is also available to download.

Drawing : Sculpture is supported by the Arts Council England, Drawing Room, The Henry Moore Foundation, the Office for Contemporary Art Norway and the Norwegian Embassy, London. 


Image above: Courtesy of the artist and The Approach, London. All rights reserved. 

Alice Channer, Stretched Skin 2011.  Graphite and coloured pencil on hand marbled paper