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Zonal Marx - an exhibition of drawing at the Victorian College of the Arts (2007)

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Published Saturday, February 10, 2007

Drawing is the substrate onto which all the skills of the visual artist are built. Enjoy this exhibition of contemporary drawing and mark making from the VCA.
A curatorial collaboration between Jess Johnson and Meredith Turnbull, Zonal Marx is an investigative group exhibition into contemporary manifestations of drawing practice. The exhibition is the second installment of what is proposed as an ongoing presentation of new works by drawing practitioners. The first installment Victims of Drawing Support Group featuring John Eaton, Jess Johnson, Jordan Marani and Kate Smith was presented at Victoria Park Gallery earlier this year (April 19-May 6, 2006).

Included in this exhibition are works by Richard Grigg, Christopher LG Hill, Jess Johnson, Richard Lewer, Andrew McLeod, Séraphine Pick, Stuart Ringholt, Vin Ryan, Ken Shimizu, Jensen Tjhung.

Richard Grigg - images Vin Ryan - images
Zonal Marx expands on an initial interest in obsessive-compulsive drawing to focus on drawing that is produced as an `unconscious action'. The exhibition explores the act of drawing as a visual index to the internal state of the artist, illustrating the immediacy of drawing production – direct from brain to mark making.

Jess Johnson - images
Zonal Marx demonstrates the variety of approaches to contemporary drawing practice including, site specific and spatial installation, works on paper, artist books, performance, sound, video and projection. Including works by some of Australia and New Zealand’s leading contemporary drawing practitioners Zonal Marx aims to investigate and pose questions about new developments in contemporary drawing practice.

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