HOLD ME! TOUCH ME! FEEL ME!
press release: The Moment of Privacy Has Passed
Visitors to the Usher Gallery in Lincoln will be able to select, take off the shelf and browse through over 200 sketchbooks on loan from contemporary artists, architects, designers and makers. These sketchbooks are included in the Library zone of ‘The Moment of Privacy Has Passed’ an innovative and engaging exhibition of sketchbooks curated by John Plowman. The exhibition focuses on the ways in which we can engage with the sketchbook in a gallery context. Divided into four zones the exhibition incorporates the conventional modes of display of the Cabinet and Wall, the cutting edge of the Digital and the innovative Library. Each of these zones will offer visitors to the exhibition a different experience of engagement with the sketchbook. The sketchbook can be viewed as private and personal, a creative space in which thoughts and ideas are noted in a variety of ways by, amongst others, artists, architects, designers. Making these private and selfreferential sketchbooks visible within a gallery context will offer up new insights and perspectives on this hitherto invisible aspect of the creative process. The Cabinet, Wall and digital zones will feature sketchbooks from contemporary artists including Grayson Perry and Simon Faithfull as well as historic sketchbooks from the Usher Gallery’s collections.
THE MOMENT OF PRIVACY HAS PASSED
Sketchbooks by Contemporary Artists, Architects and Designers
The Usher Gallery, Lincoln
11 December 2010 – 06 March 2011
Private View Friday 10 December 2010 6 – 8 pm
In view of the current severe weather it is essential to RSVP
to Maggie Warren, leaving your contact details.
Culture & Adult Education
Lincolnshire County Council
T: 01522 550957