There’s more to an artwork than its finished state, but exhibitions concentrate on that, along perhaps with preparatory studies which act as preliminary versions of that state. Yet there may be any number of by-products from the making of an artwork, and that is what Collateral Drawing explores by showing the ‘collateral’ alongside the finished work. This fifth iteration to be shown at Strange Cargo in Folkestone features artists who have a connection with Kent.
The collateral may take such forms as the stage setting, models or constructions which are created in order to facilitate the work itself; the redefinition of past work as collateral to a future work in which it is repurposed; various means of recycling aspects of a practice; or the marks which result serendipitously, but with a more than accidental logic, from the production itself.
Every artist has their own unique working method that habitually causes repetitive marks to be inflicted onto or alter their working surroundings. Whether dripped, scratched, taped, erased, smeared, hammered or edited: all are repetitive and typically unguarded instances of the process of drawing through any medium.