In recent years there has been a renewed interest in the practice of drawing, giving rise to a growing amount of research in the area. This exhibition provides the opportunity to view some of the artefacts of a research project in which drawing is both the means and the object of study.
The research project concerns drawing as a form of cognition. How does the practice of drawing give shape to perceptual experience? Can it be a way of creating understanding and knowledge? Is such knowledge inevitably partial and subjective?
The drawings themselves concern the body, in many different manifestations: moving or still; human or insect; individual, contained or overlapping with others in the confusion of a crowd; sleeping or wakeful; living or dead. The research project also foregrounds the body as cognitive agent: drawing, observing, researching, interacting with the world and struggling to make sense of it through the act of delineation.