A Parliament of Lines
Group show includes work by David Shrigley, Callum Innes and Charles Avery
This group show curated by Euan Gray explores the very definition of drawing and its boundaries with other disciplines, successfully bringing together a diverse body of work by 15 contemporary artists connected to Scotland.
Works by artists including David Shrigley, Callum Innes and Charles Avery are based loosely around five themes – figuration; abstraction; landscape; sculptural investigation and film; photography and reproduction – clearly and coherently articulating the diversity of drawing as an art form and its relevance to a wide range of contemporary artists.
What is clear from this engaging exhibition is not only the importance of drawing to all areas of current art practice, but also how it continues to remain relevant while adapting and evolving in relation to developments in technology and media. As the show highlights, drawing is perhaps more relevant in a digital age than ever before: Layla Curtis’ Edinburgh and Glasgow Index Drawings demonstrating that, even in a time when we are exposed to and familiar with a proliferation of information and images on the internet, drawing still has the capacity to illuminate and surprise.
City Art Centre, Edinburgh, until Sun 8 Jul