→ Essay by celebrated Canadian curator and critic, Wayne Baerwaldt
Installation view, Lines in the Snow: Contemporary Canadian Drawing, London, 24 February — 16 April 2022
Photographs taken by Christian Trippe
Lines in the Snow brings together a selection of contemporary Canadian artists within the discipline of drawing. The practice of these artists is or relates to drawing in fundamental ways. Working across a range of intersecting subject matter, each of these artists express their place in the world along with an intimate understanding of it. Themes of ecology, indigeneity, sexuality, gender, embodiment, race, colonialism, technology, memory, landscape, abstraction and figuration highlight the myriad of ways these artists account for their own experience visually.
“As curator, and drawer myself, my interest in presenting a survey of fellow contemporary artists working in drawing, is in part, to highlight differences in method, cultural practice and exploration; while calling attention to similarities across vast territories. Canada as a state is the second largest on Earth. At the same time, it has a low population density. As Canadians, we live across broad and nearing distances, be they of the body, mind or culture. Time and space it can be said, are an artist’s gold. In emphasizing this abundance of space, both physical and psychological, Lines In The Snow, exist like those on paper or any surface, be they territorial, treaty or provincial borders; historical accounts, languages, cultural practices or personal histories.”
— Curator, Zachari Logan
Lines In The Snow: Contemporary Canadian Drawing includes work by:
Nathan Eugene Carson
Not included, but in conjunction with this exhibition New Art Projects will also feature a new major drawing by Zachari Logan, seen below.
The drawing is available to purchase – Enquire here
Accompanying catalogue for Lines In The Snow is forthcoming, with an introduction by Zachari Logan and an essay by celebrated Canadian curator and critic, Wayne Baerwaldt.
With thanks to the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom for their support.