Deanna Petherbridge is an artist and author on drawing who has contributed deeply to the way in which that drawing is considered as a up to date artwork follow. Nevertheless her work and her pursuits overlap two drawing classes, each high-quality artwork and structure come inside her remit as a draughtswoman. In her massive pen and ink drawings structure turns into a metaphor for the human situation and the hubris of people. Maybe it’s this hybridity that makes her drawings fascinating, the slippage between disciplines permitting her to make drawings that aren’t simple to pin down, as they’re clearly not plans or concepts for future constructing initiatives and on first impression they remind us of Piranesi’s exploration of what had been recognized on the time as ‘capriccio’ pictures, in his case drawings and prints representing a fantasy or a mix of actual and imaginary buildings.
I used to be reminded of Deanna Petherbridge’s work as a result of she is in the identical ‘Step and Stair’ exhibition as myself within the Artwork House Gallery at Michael Richardson Modern Artwork in London. Then, as my thoughts tends to work by drawing unfastened threads collectively, I used to be additional reminded that she typically writes for ‘Drawing Matter’ an organisation that explores the function of drawing in architectural thought and follow. I’ve not talked about Drawing Matter earlier than, as a result of it tends to be seen as one thing belonging to the world of structure and never high-quality artwork, however as my perception is that drawing must be seen as an issue fixing and communication instrument that steps proper throughout and over varied self-discipline boundaries, that does not trouble me, and I feel the world of architectural drawing has quite a bit to supply high-quality artwork practitioners, particularly with reference to spatial metaphor and drawing as concept visualisation.
The Artwork House Gallery is devoting the exhibition after ‘Step and Stair’ to Deanna Petherbridge’s work and the gallery will likely be publishing a listing of her drawings, and I will likely be very to each see and browse that. Petherbridge’s drawings use imagined architectural imagery as a metaphorical means to cope with social and political points. Her drawing ‘ migrations, partitions, boundaries and threatened peoples, issues that I’ve additionally tried to answer in drawing.
Go to the Drawing Matter web site to learn what Petherbridge has to say about her work, this is a wonderful introduction to writing about drawing and the extra you’re employed your means into the location, the extra you’ll find of curiosity, particularly if like myself you are interested in drawing’s wider potentialities.