The Alvin Collection

Bingham, Jayne (2004) The Alvin Collection. In: Penrose 2 Gallery, 15-19 November 2004, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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Abstract

A solo exhibition of drawings, 30 x 30cm, at the Penrose 2 Gallery Philadelphia USA. The accompanying catalogue includes an introduction by Stephanie Knopp and an essay by Charles Schmidt. The work was concerned with notions of value, value that is endorsed by particular circumstance and how those perceived values can be challenged and exchanged through drawing for other meaning. These drawings set out to re-establish worth for objects which by virtue of their most recent physical location, are deemed worthless. The 'objects', or detritus, constituted a series of fragments that were once integral to a larger whole, a number of small machine-made forms linked by their circular structure and dependence on other structures to perform their original function. The objects were recovered from particular exterior locations over a period of time. The drawing process then became the means to recycle, to audition and rehearse these fragments, to find significance again for that which had become unimportant. The Alvin Collection was also shown as part of a solo exhibition ‘Special Features’ in Chile (2005).This work led to membership by invitation of LAND2 (www.land2.uwe.uk) a practice-led national research network (formally LAN2D) of artist / lecturers and research students with an interest in landscape / place-oriented art practice. The website is also now profiled by Intute (www.intute.ac.uk) ‘a free online service providing access to Web resources for education and research, selected and evaluated by a network of subject specialists. The service is provided by a consortium of UK universities and partners’.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information:A solo exhibition of drawings, 30 x 30cm, at the Penrose 2 Gallery Philadelphia USA. The accompanying catalogue includes an introduction by Stephanie Knopp and an essay by Charles Schmidt. The work was concerned with notions of value, value that is endorsed by particular circumstance and how those perceived values can be challenged and exchanged through drawing for other meaning. These drawings set out to re-establish worth for objects which by virtue of their most recent physical location, are deemed worthless. The 'objects', or detritus, constituted a series of fragments that were once integral to a larger whole, a number of small machine-made forms linked by their circular structure and dependence on other structures to perform their original function. The objects were recovered from particular exterior locations over a period of time. The drawing process then became the means to recycle, to audition and rehearse these fragments, to find significance again for that which had become unimportant. The Alvin Collection was also shown as part of a solo exhibition ‘Special Features’ in Chile (2005).This work led to membership by invitation of LAND2 (www.land2.uwe.uk) a practice-led national research network (formally LAN2D) of artist / lecturers and research students with an interest in landscape / place-oriented art practice. The website is also now profiled by Intute (www.intute.ac.uk) ‘a free online service providing access to Web resources for education and research, selected and evaluated by a network of subject specialists. The service is provided by a consortium of UK universities and partners’.
Keywords:Drawings, Drawing, Value, Values
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W110 Drawing
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Art & Design
ID Code:1083
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:31 Aug 2007
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:16

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