The primary material for the fifteenth show by the Dogma 19 Artists is graph paper.
The exhibition opened online on 23 November 2022.
An enjoyable experience
A little bit painful towards the end.
Not enjoyable whatsoever, I was eager to get to the end
It started to be painful not even halfway through the sheet
Some imperfections remain as I find it hard to be perfect
Claire Michel ‘System 1’ and ‘System II’ 2022. Graph paper and pigment liner pen. Two A5 sheets of paper.
Gail Theis ‘What are you hiding?’ 2022. Graphite on graph paper. A2.
‘What are you hiding?’
Our senses and emotions help us understand cultural fragments that flow through our brains. Visualisation revolves around processing and patterns; meaning emerges from the relationship between the outside world and our own physical senses and emotions. It is the exploration and interpretation of our consciousness that influences how we view the world. Experience teaches us to recognise faces with very little detail – the detail is embedded deep in our psyche. Even when a photo is strongly pixelated your brain can still decipher an image.
Hamish Pringle ‘Intention’ 2022. Digital print of photographs and painting in ink on graph paper with holes. 19cm x 19cm.
But Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best-laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men
Gang aft agley,
An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,
For promis’d joy!
From ‘To a Mouse’ by Robert Burns
On Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough’, November 1785
Nicola Siebert-Patel ‘Umbilical’ 2022. Graph paper, model figure, acrylic pen, thread. Height 20cm H x Width 20cm W x Depth 10cm.
How much are you a slave to the system?
Joana Passos ‘Framework’ 2022. Graph paper and ceramic. 28cm x 25cm.
Through the ceramic frame the paper is trapped, in a way that creates volumes and waves. Despite being cornered, the paper is freed by its shape.