A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings

Modern Art Oxford

16 June – 9 September 2018

A celebration of the endurance and power of drawing in the digital age through the innovative work of 14 international artists.

David Haines, Meat Boy and Bob Starr, 2016

Bringing together 40 recent or newly commissioned works, this is a joint exhibition with Drawing Room, London, and explores how traditional drawings can make us slow down and reconsider how we view the world in an age of mass media and digital overload.

Created using ordinary drawing tools, often in conjunction with multimedia techniques, these works illustrate how drawing is not just a preliminary exercise but a highly accomplished art form in its own right and central to many artists’ practice.

The works presented pay close attention to drawing’s relationship to the complexities and problems of both the past and the present. They include Nigerian-born ruby onyinyechi amanze’s large-scale, colourful drawings celebrating her transcontinental experiences, Irish artist Kathy Prendergast’s vast horizontal installation comprising 100 abstracted copies of the AA Road Atlas of Europe; and American artist Karl Haendel’s immersive installation on the subject of water, split across both venues.

Venue information

Opening times

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm ​

Sun, 12 – 5pm

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