Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Debbie Loane February - May
February - May
28th May - 3rd July
" 'February to May' consists of a series of around 70 small panels worked in a variety of mixed media ranging from conventional artist's materials through to household paint, car body paint, colouring pens and any other accessible materials.The panels have been worked on in sequence, each documenting a 'moment' in time beginning in late January continuing through right until the moment of installation. I set myself the challenge of working to a specified size which was small and intimate. It had been a long held ambition to create a large scale work consisting of many small parts. Some of the resulting drawings are simple linear compositions describing a drive or a walk through a landscape while some are more complex and subjective. I am fascinated by how drawing in an immediate and primal sense can bring about an object that is at once an evocation of place and also a window into my own preoccupations.
As objects they are as much about my relationship with the materials and the moments in which they were created like a small ritual or dance, as they are about the specific places. All the panels have been executed in my studio and are, for the most part intuitive, small meditations on a particular point of departure. Working in this quick and immediate way has enabled me to produce objects entirely devoid of repetition, premeditation or 'empty topographical representation'. Instead I hope to be seeking an equivalent language to evoke a sense of the limitlessness of an 'other landscape' which perhaps occupies a place beyond physical reality and the limitless possibility of what contemplation can evoke. Whilst these pieces have been founded on my preoccupations about landscape, nature and the commodification of the natural world, the process of their coming into being is as much about what it means for me to be a creative person seeing my place in this world."