Artworks derive imagery from the performativity of drawing and the scale of the body.
Gryder Gallery presents Carali McCall’s second solo exhibition in New Orleans, Intervals of Jupiter and The Weight of Things. The exhibition brings together works on paper and a series of performances that spotlight the act of drawing and artists' materials, such as graphite, paper, rock, pigment, and paint.
In her last exhibition, An Arms Reach: The Art of Endurance, McCall presented a series of mid-sized circle and line drawings on paper and performed one of her ongoing Circle Drawing artworks (4hrs 15 min). The work focused on the durational element of drawing and the limits of the body. In this exhibition, Intervals of Jupiter, a collection of large-sized circle drawings are presented accompanied by a performance that furthers her exploration into the shape of a line and the surface of colour.
Artworks derive imagery from the performativity of drawing and the scale of the body. Like a continuous sequence of events, each work sits adjacent with elements not too perceptibly different, touching on the cosmological placement and astrology understanding of things.
Canadian-born and living in London UK, McCall has earned recognition for her academic and rigorous art practice that encompasses film/video, sculpture, photography, performance drawing and writing. Her work reflects the process of making and the demanding role of the body. In past work, artworks have been made by either carving through the landscape while running, drawing a continuous line with graphite for as long as possible, or holding a bit of the landscape (a rock) as an act of endurance.
Artist Talk and Performances
On the occasion of the exhibition opening welcome to join Carali McCall in conversation with (Garyln Gryder and Eddie Hebert) followed by a performance
615 Julia Street, Gryder Gallery
Saturday 7th October 2023 5pm
Carali McCall lives and works in London UK; (b.1981 Ontario, Canada) studied Art and Art History, University of Toronto (2000-04), MFA Slade School of Art (2004-06), PhD Central Saint Martin’s (2007-14); co-author of ‘Performance Drawing: New Practices since 1945’ (2020). Exhibitions and live performances include Lines of Empathy, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London UK (2023); Again, and Again and Again: Serial Formats and Repetitive Actions, Vancouver Art Gallery (2012); Jerwood Drawing Prize (2017); An Arm’s Reach, Mac and Gryder Gallery (2019); Performing Rock, (MEM festival) Bilbao Guggenheim Museum (2022).