From Absorb to Zoom: An Alphabet of Actions in the Women's Art Library, my site-specific installation of digital prints with content derived from the Women's Art Library, is now on view in the Special Collections Reading Room (Rutherford Building) and in the Kingsway Corridor (Hoggart Building) at Goldsmiths College, through 30 March 2015.
In tandem with the project, I am inviting selected artists with documentation in the WAL archive to send me images of recent work to feature on this project blog.
Julie Graves is an artist who works with a "range of materials and experimental techniques to produce drawings, paintings and textiles." She tells us more here:
One of the prominent themes in my work is my interest in how things are made and constructed, alongside who or what made them -- by what means, what tools, whether hand or machine made from the domestic to the industrial.
I am fascinated by the skills involved in 'making' and with the loss of skills that manifests as objects, products, demand and techniques become obsolete or are superseded by the advancement of technology, engineering and society.
|everyday, 18 x 212 cm, hand woven linen, printed warp, hand stitched button holes, hung in studio (Detail)|
|everyday, 18 x 212 cm, hand woven linen, printed warp, hand stitched button holes, hung in studio|
|underground-overground, 28.5 x 381 cm, hand woven silk, printed warp, hand stitched. (Detail)|
Screw, 60 x 150 cm, pastel on paper
Denys Shorts Tools, 100 x 70 cm, oil pastel and graphite pencil on paper