‘Drawing Distinctions’ is a collaborative exhibition of drawings between The London Group artist collective in London UK and the Faculty of the Art and Design Department and invited Alumni of the University of Wisconsin Stout Menomonie USA.
The artists, designers and craft practitioners were asked to contribute one work under a maximum size that was easily transportable internationally and could be hung unframed directly onto the wall; contributing to an exhibition of drawings , finished or unfinished providing an insight into the thinking and creative process of the maker.
The aim of the exhibition is to show international comparisons across a wide range of drawing practices from a collection of Art, Design and Craft disciplines, hence the title ‘Drawing Distinctions’. To ‘draw distinctions’ is to show and underline differences, in this case the many ways of approaching drawing for differing purposes, reasons and ideas. Yet as the practise of drawing takes on many guises and serve many functions, its definition will always remain in open debate. For this exhibition Drawing was very widely defined as two dimensional in nature involving the developmental process of an idea whether objective, subjective, observational, instructional and /or informational , in any medium or media and process whether conventional, unconventional or experimental.
‘Drawing Distinctions’ will hopefully enlighten possibilities of what drawing is and can be, and contribute to the continuing debate and enquiry as to its definition. It will be firstly be shown in The Furlong Gallery on the university campus in Menomonie in September and October 2018 and then will travel to the home of The London Group at The Cello Factory in London for April 2019.