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Frances Richardson
updated: 12/02/2008
website: www.francesrichardson.co.uk
 
   
 
 
     
 
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010307
010307 detail
070307
090307
080307
080307 detail
060307
040307
070208
080208
080208 detail
Breach
Deposition: Fig3
Drawn
Teeter
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, conceptual, mapping, meditative, obsessive, optical, repetition, spiritual
 
 
010307 by Frances Richardson
010307
pencil on paper
2007
48" x  35" 
010307 detail by Frances Richardson
010307 detail
pencil on paper
2007
48" x  35" 
070307 by Frances Richardson
070307
pencil on paper
2007
48" x  35" 
090307 by Frances Richardson
090307
pencil on paper
2007
48" x  35" 
080307 by Frances Richardson
080307
pencil on paper
2007
48" x  35" 
080307 detail by Frances Richardson
080307 detail
pencil on paper
2007
48" x  35" 
060307 by Frances Richardson
060307
pencil on paper
2007
48" x  35" 
040307 by Frances Richardson
040307
pencil on paper
2007
48" x  35" 
070208 by Frances Richardson
070208
pencil on paper
2008
20" x  14" 
080208 by Frances Richardson
080208
pencil on paper
2008
20" x  14" 
080208 detail by Frances Richardson
080208 detail
pencil on paper
2008
20" x  14" 
Breach by Frances Richardson
Breach
MDF / admission tickets
2007
Dimensions variable
Deposition: Fig3 by Frances Richardson
Deposition: Fig3
MDF / plywood
2008
Dimensions variable
Drawn by Frances Richardson
Drawn
MDF
2008
78" x  50"  x 10" 
Teeter by Frances Richardson
Teeter
MDF / rubber
2008
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

I draw using the signs + and – as marks in various densities of lead pencil. The drawings are a conceptual preposition, the presentation of the moment of being in space and time: a pulse that tends towards nothing and everything. They are also a record of a gestural act: a point of touch, an action that marks the intangible physical reality of being in a moment and a suspension and presentation of this moment to the viewer.

I describe the sculptural works as walk-in drawings. The intent is that the viewer, does not stand apart regarding an object, or enter into an installation, but becomes part of an imaginary field within actual space. In this field tables, chairs, I-beams, floorboards, carpets, beds etc. are “drawn” using MDF/plywood in 3 dimensions. Paired down to structural forms they effect through their physical presence, denying the seduction of surface histories.

Artist Bio / CV
Education: 2004-06 Royal College of Art, MA Fine Art Sculpture

Solo exhibitions:
2008 Playing Against Reason, The Corn Exchange Gallery, Edinburgh
2007 Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles
INTERNUS, The Corn Exchange Gallery, Edinburgh
The Scene Gallery, New York
2002 SOLD OUT, Vauxhall St Peters Heritage Centre, London Recent Drawings, The Scene Gallery, New York
2001 Sign & Deliver, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Selected group exhibitions:
2008 ARTfutures, London
Present, H P Garcia Gallery, NY
Walking The Line, Kudlek van der Grinten Gallerie, Cologne
Life’s a Gas, Beverly Knowles Gallery, London
Suffragette City, The Spare Room, London 2007 Drawing Now, DM Contemporary, NY
Transformer, Woburn Sq Research Centre, UCL, London
ANTICIPATION, One One One, London
Three Part Harmony, The Curators Office, Washington
BLOCK PARTY, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, LA
2006 No Man Is An Island, London
In Motion, London
BLOCK PARTY: Daniel Weinberg Gallery, LA
MAN Drawing Prize Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London
2005 Dyscotopiary, Royal College of Art, London
2004 The Biggest Draw The Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
2003 Lilo 8 & 9, Gasworks Artist Studio, London
2002 Lilo 1, Conductors Hallway, London
Lilo 4, Relief Night, Conductors Hallway, London
FLUENT, Camberwell College of Arts, London
2001 Jerwood Drawing Prize, London.
2000 More than Meets the Eye, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Project Anonymous, Berlin
Art Colony Galichnik, Skopje, Macedonia

Museum collections:
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, USA

Publications/articles:
Vitamin D: New Perspectives on Contemporary Drawing, Phaidon NY 2005
KEY: New York Times Magazine, Fall 2006
LA Times, review by Leah Ollman Friday 4th May 2007