Love Letters by Graeme Cornwell
7 – 29 May 2021 | Monday to Saturday | 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Imagine Max Ernst, the primary pioneer of the Dada movement and surrealism… If he wrote a Love Letter what would it contain? And who would it be written to?
This musing, along with other famous historical figures are part of the Yvonne Rust Gallery exhibition opening this week at the Quarry Arts Centre (no opening night).
Graeme Cornwell, well known for his lithography works, shares large-scale drawings (over 2m) depicting real and imagined Love Letters between historical figures.
“It’s a kind of delusory quest . . .investigating love letters and drawings of other artists that are sometimes real, often imagined, half written, unread, lost, sent only to go astray, forgotten, stolen, misplaced or dreamt. . . to revive them or to resurrect them . . . to give them the ‘breath of life’ so that some of the complexities of the ‘writing of the soul’ or the ‘the scripture of the spirit’ might be reconnoitered; re-surveyed. . .It’s a kind of ‘seduction’ into ‘subterranean’ texts that lie in wait for us. . . “
Art history and life drawing enthusiasts will enjoy these life-sized drawings, weaving words with parodies of classical art, exploring the paradoxical ideas around “love, desires and other melodramas of the heart”.
(R16, parent discretion advised)