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Clare Churchouse
Updated: 2021-07-28 16:17:46


I make hybrid, wall-based works that investigate drawing’s relationship to sculptural forms and to materials occupying space. These works create a quasi-spatial drawing environment where drawing exists as a tableaux having depth and material heft. They resemble sculptures partially flattened on a plane or paintings whose deconstructed parts assume quasi-illusionistic outlines and perspectival spaces. The works argue for drawing as sculptural medium in (incomplete/ restricted) space.

The works are assembled out of thread, fabric and papers, and bring line and picture-plane – traditionally regarded as 2D surfaces – into play with materiality, weight and transparency. I explore how 3D space is represented visually by referencing maps, projected coordinate systems and architectural blueprints. Within half-drawn outlines, materials are inserted and give physical instantiation to diagrams, drawn objects and abstract marks.

I utilize quotidian, domestic materials that read as both a collection of material items on a plane and allude to systems of meaning traditionally associated with schematic diagrams, flow charts, circuit boards, tabulation charts, canvas stretchers, maps, data visualizations and technical drawings. Combining materials in unorthodox ways is important. The incomplete representations hint at narratives tied to uncertainty.

I am interested in representations ranging from computer-driven iterations to archival maps and diagrams that depict textures, sites and environmental change.