2nd – 7th February 2014
private view 1st February 7.30 – 9pm
Dark Matter Studio is pleased to present Minotaurean Cut,
new work by Marianne Walker
Walker’s practice evidences a series of experiments with the sculptural and cinematic properties of drawing. Described as compelling and mysterious her drawings are explorations of how the landscape, urban and natural, is mythologised – how the meanings projected onto sites are informed by scale, form, context and location.
Each piece, whether projected on a large filmic scale or more intimate drawing on paper, is very quiet – regardless of any soundtrack. No conclusions are ever offered up and the work skillfully negotiates the tension between the filmic language of the slow reveal and the viewers own personal narrative.
Minotaurean Cut is a large digital pigment print developed from a composite drawing from her film ‘No There There’, which in turn has been manipulated using graphite pencil. The print overtly echoes architectural elements already present in the exhibition space, its haptic and illusionary qualities instigating a new conversation with the existing forms.
Raised in Kowloon, Hong Kong and Bridlington, East Yorkshire, Marianne Walker graduated from Wimbledon School of Art in 2002 with an MA in Sculpture. Her graduation piece ‘Evident’, a pencil drawn installation, earned her the Observer New British Artist Award and she has since exhibited nationally and internationally in Berlin, New York, California and Montana. Her work is held in private collections in Canada and the U.K.