Avis Newman Brings Drawing to Canvas
London, 23 June 2021
Avis Newman, The Weight of Souls I (2017–2018). Acrylic paint and chalk on cotton duck canvas and canvas board. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London / Hove
Avis Newman, The Weight of Souls I (2017–2018). Acrylic paint and chalk on cotton duck canvas and canvas board. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London / Hove
Avis Newman, The Weight of Souls I (2017–2018). Acrylic paint and chalk on cotton duck canvas and canvas board. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London / Hove
Avis Newman, The Weight of Souls I (2017–2018). Acrylic paint and chalk on cotton duck canvas and canvas board. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London / Hove

When standing in front of one of Avis Newman's works, it is important to bear in mind the meaning of drawing to the artist, as an act of gesturing; an implosion of thought and an articulation of a moment in time. ⁠⁠

'I understand drawing to evidence the materialisation of an act of consciousness – where the gestured act embodies the act of thought' — Avis Newman. ⁠⁠

This large-scale canvas work is currently showing at Maureen Paley's project space, Studio M, in their East London gallery. ⁠⁠


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