Maryclare Foa ( as R & F Mo) has had two works selected for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize.
R&F Mo, Cowboy Reflect Me and Person on Horse, 2020, screenshot from Trinity Buoy Wharf virtual online exhibition at https://drawingprojects.uk/index.php/exhibitions/currently-on-show
R & F Mo’s drawings, Person and Horse, 2020, 27 x 32cm, and Cowboy Reflect Me, 2020, 54 x 53cm, are both made in gouache and ink on cardboard. They explore relationships between animals and people – that can be treasured and unfathomable things, perhaps sometimes revealing the patience of animals and the fragility of people. Despite the imbalance of power still a person is most often exposed as the flawed and wanting party in a cross-species union. We often include animals in our pictures, having the presence of otherness, that is the contrast of a person and another creature together within the same frame, gives us a potential narrative to explore, and can offer the viewer multiple interpretations. The informality of cardboard gives the making process and the image a sense of play. This picture is a mixture of half-remembered and half-fictionalised ideas. Years ago, we took a road trip through Arizona and stopped to paint the rocks, there was a cowboy and a dog, perhaps a touch of Sam Shephard. Ambiguity of the subject is intended to suggest different interpretations (rather than direct one view), the cowboy looks both ways and holds up a mirror to the audience, breaking the fourth wall. We pose to each other in costumes, while animals patiently navigate us through their world.
Drawing Projects UK presented this online Drawing Discussion – with Anita Taylor, Tricia Gillman and R & F Mo – alongside the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 exhibition on Tuesday 19 January at 6pm.
Oh dear, we’ve been too busy to update this blog for a few years, so over the next few weeks, we will be posting updates about some of the recent activities that we have been doing individually or collectively.
Exhibition: Anschlüssel at Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings
(Heidestr. 46 – 52 10557 Berlin).
Dates: 9th September – 29th October 2011
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 am-6 pm
This survey curated by Andrew Hewish of the Centre for Recent Drawing (C4RD) London, seeks to present the vibrancy and depth of drawing production in London and Berlin. From recent graduates to the well established, these artists operate from within an understanding of the complexities of drawing values, of Anschlussel: speculative, connective, unorthodox – unlocking links wherever a line might lead. The exhibition will transfer to Centre for Recent Drawing, London, in 2012.
Included in this exhibition are Maryclare Foa’s works – Drawing Your Desire (2006) and Line Down Manhattan (2003).
Drawing Your Desire (2006)
Line Down Manhattan (2003)
The artists’ group formerly known as Drawn Together (Foá, Grisewood, Hosea, McCall) have renamed ourselves the Performance Drawing Collective (PDC) in order to describe our activities more clearly. The title of this blog will remain ‘Drawn Together’. We are currently developing new projects, which we will announce soon.
During this telematic drawing performance on 16/02/11, Drawn Together created a large wall drawing in response to a projection of a live video feed of the night sky on the island of Papay Westray, off Orkney. Materials used included graphite powder, pencil, water, chalk and white light from a torch.
Video of the performance was transmitted live back to the Papay Nights Festival via SKYPE and was projected as part of the Festival’s Opening Night. The performance featured spoken word commentary transmitted by SKYPE from one of the group’s members who was in Australia.