Whose Toes, Barry Doupé
Animate Projects has co-commissioned with The Drawing Room three new works for gallery and online, by British artists Edwina Ashton and Ann Course and Canadian artist Barry Doupé.
The works will premiere online on animateprojects.org in January 2010, to coincide with their presentation as part of Shudder, a group exhibition at The Drawing Room gallery from 21 January to 14 March.
In Shudder, the works tap into the cartoon tradition of anthropomorphism, shocking violence and deep psychological impulses, but resist its narrative impulse. Drawing is combined with animation techniques to create disjointed, deeply affecting narratives.
The Shudder exhibition features works by international artists alongside the three new commissions, including Avish Khebrehzadeh, Naoyuki Tsuji, Markus Vater, Raymond Pettibon and Matt Mullican. The exhibition will tour the UK in 2010, and is supported by Arts Council England.
The Drawing Room
The Drawing Room is a non-profit organisation that explores ideas around contemporary drawing and makes them visible in the public domain. As the only public gallery in the UK dedicated to the investigation and support of contemporary drawing practice, The Drawing Room provides a unique resource for the promotion of drawing, its practice, theory and methodology. It presents exhibitions that are disseminated through an education programme, publications and touring exhibitions to museums and galleries within the UK and abroad. The programme provides opportunities for artists, across nationalities, generations and cultures to develop their practice.