Peteris Ciemitis, Selga Esots, Gabrielle Mazalevskis,
Maris Raudzins, Lolita Skye-Lark and Len Zuks
16 April to 22 May 2016
Official Opening: Friday, 15 April 2016
RAVEL explores the underlying question, ‘What is the point of drawing?’ Fundamentally drawings are the first steps towards the final product – an explanation to one’s self, a visual reference of a concept - explaining the size, colour, shape, volume etc. Whilst a drawing can be done for its own sake, to be the final product, as is the case for some works here, it is often a stepping stone in a process (not meant for others to see). The final concept is the real objective.
The drawing can be an instantaneous graphic translation of an idea to one’s self (a few simple lines), or to explain to others, in detail, the final concept. This applies particularly to professions such as architecture and town planning. This interaction leads to refinement. Whilst drawing is usually considered to be a 2D exercise, now with the advent of 3D printers and 3D pens, it has truly entered the realm of 3D, ie drawing lines in space, which provides a much clearer interpretation of an idea. Does this obfuscate the distinction between graphics and sculpture or is it an enhancement? Whatever the interpretation is, drawing is a fundamental necessity.