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LONDON. Ignacio Uriarte “Pencil / Line / Eraser” Carroll/Fletcher Project Space

1 August - 13 September 2014

Carroll / Fletcher is pleased to present a group show surveying recent works in expanded drawing which use paper and line as a point of departure. Pencil / Line / Eraser takes its title from a video work by John Wood and Paul Harrison which shows one hand drawing a line while the other hand erases it in the same stroke. The piece epitomises an adherence to process that runs throughout the exhibition, across a broad range of media including drawing, collage, sculpture, video and digital prints. 

 Pencil / Line / Eraser features work by Julius von Bismarck & Benjamin Maus, Ariel Hassan, Justin Hibbs, AKassen, Christine Sun Kim, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Sam Messenger, Manfred Mohr, Diogo Pimentão, Evan Roth, Ignacio Uriarte, John Wood and Paul Harrison. It is the first exhibition to be presented across both Carroll / Fletcher and Carroll / Fletcher Project Space.

Ignacio Uriarte (1972) was born and grew up in Krefeld in Germany. He studied business administration in Madrid and Mannheim, then worked for various corporations in Germany, Spain and Mexico. There, he graduated in audio-visual arts from the Centro de Artes Audiovisuales in Guadalajara, Mexico. He left the corporate world ten years ago and dedicated himself fully to art, calling his work “office art”, and moved to somewhat more artist-friendly Berlin in 2007. Uriarte draws inspiration from 'the little creative moments' within office routines. The two-channel video Blue Ribbon takes as its starting point the simplest of all office doodles: filling out squares on graph paper. Whether monumentalising the 'cascade' function in Windows by spacing sheets of paper over a wall, or drawing shapes with two different shades of black marker pen, Uriarte uses administrative tools to restore creative agency to the office worker. (Carroll/Fletcher press-release)

Carroll/Fletcher Project Space. 56 - 57 Eastcastle St, London W1W 8EQ

Image: Ignacio Uriarte.”Upper and Downer, 2014”Typewriter on paper