You and I are discontinuous beings

Barker, Garry (2018) You and I are discontinuous beings. [Show/Exhibition]

Abstract

'You and I are discontinuous beings’ was an exhibition designed to celebrate the launch of the book, ‘Collective and Collaborative drawing in contemporary practice’. The exhibition was an opportunity to exhibit two large allegorical drawings that were also used as illustrations to Chapter 8 of the book ‘Drawing as a tool for shaping community experience into collective allegory’. The book, ‘Collective and Collaborative drawing in contemporary practice’, also used a detail from one of my other drawings as the illustration for the front cover. The two drawings exhibited demonstrate an important aspect of my practice’s process and that is the development of complex allegorical images that are designed to explore the movement from everyday encounters towards the construction of fabled or mythic images that have the ability to communicate beyond the local community from within which they emerge. By exhibiting alongside a book launch, the audience was able to contextualise the images and answer questions as to how the process of their making emerged from various types of approaches to drawing within a specific community.

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