Sunday, January 18, 2009

Time - An Exhibition

Kym and I have a two-person exhibition up at Georgia Perimeter College. This is the first time that we've shown our work together, and I'm proud to say that the show looks really good. The title and theme of the exhibition is Time, and for my part I've chosen to show a selection of Timepiece drawings (see below). Special thanks to Don Dougan (Sculptor, GPC Gallery Director & Fine Arts Instructor) for all of his assistance with the gallery installation, labels and signage, designing the exhibition cards, and all of the other things that make for a successful exhibition!

Here's the details:

Time: Works by Artists Kym Hepworth and Robin Miller
The Learning Resource Center Galleries at Georgia Perimeter College - Dunwoody Campus, Building N-LRC, 2101 Womack Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338-4497

Now through February 4, 2009. (Monday-Thursday: 8 am - 10 pm; Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 3 pm; Sunday: 2-4 pm)

Closing Reception: Wednesday, February 4, 5-7 pm.

What are these Timepiece drawings? Well, it's a series of 8-1/2 x 8-1/2" crayon-on-vellum drawings that I worked on at the beginning of 2007. The drawings began as a series of layered clock faces, as shown in the first three images below. As the drawings progressed the numbered hours became obscured through a combination of overlapping circular marks and erasing; Eventually the numbers went away altogether. Also, the process became more defined - using a circular template (the bottom of a 5-gallon paint can) I would first draw on the reverse side of the vellum, then flip the drawing over and draw the interlocking circular forms on the front. A drawing was usually complete after five or six revolutions.

So, what's it all about, Alfie? Well, they're a meditation on Time, and by extension, Death (and the flip-side: the Infinite). There's certainly a biographical element to the theme of these drawings, but I'll not comment more on that - hopefully the drawings say enough.

Also, it's really fun to draw circles.

The drawings:

1 comment:

Kevin said...

Robin, It's nice that you and Kym are able to do this show together. We got the invite the closing reception today. I'll be halfway there on Wednesday for a business meeting, but it's still 10 hour drive to Dunwoody from Herndon, VA: I doubt I'll make it.