Diary Drawing

Diary Drawing:
Gabrielle Bell David Blandy Oliver East Alex Fox Miriam Katin Sarah Lightman Lady Lucy
Mio Matsumoto Rutu Modan Ariel Schrag Rebecca Swindell

Private view: 7-9pm, 8 May 2008 Open: 9-23 May 2008 12- 6pm

The Centre for Recent Drawing 2-4 Highbury Station Road LONDON N1 1SB
Wed-Fri 12-6 (Highbury/Islington tube/rail) www.c4rd.org.uk+ 44(0)2032396836

The Centre for Recent Drawing presents Diary Drawing, an exhibition curated by Sarah Lightman. Diary Drawing brings together disparate types of visual journals and autobiographical graphic novels to examine drawing and diary making as process of thinking and acting, fundamental to human experience. Diary Drawing explores the application of line as a means of documenting, rendering and transcribing intimate and individual histories to a public audience.
Lightman has included artists who use conventional idioms of comic-making as well as more exploratory employments of materials: cigarette paper drawings, sketch books and an online blog. The artworks show diary drawing as a method of documenting performance, journeys, romantic disappointments and the survival of the Nazi Holocaust and cancer. This exhibition also includes artworks that use diary drawing as a method of pursuing fictitious autobiographies.
This show will tour to The School of the Arts, Northampton University, for the month of June 2008 for the conference Paraliterary Narratives; Reassessing the Graphic Novel (6-7th June 2008).
A panel discussion with Paul Gravett and exhibiting artists: 6.15-7pm, 8 May 2008. Press enquiries please contact Sarah Lightman 07811394315
The exhibition will coincide with the presentation as part of C4RD’s online residency programme of published entries of the diary of artist Daphne Warburg Astor, who has kept a visual and written diary for forty years.
C4RD is not-for-profit, and is staffed and supported by the generosity of individuals and corporate donors. We would specifically like to thank for this exhibition ARTUPDATE.COM/.