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Bodman, Virginia (2012) REVISIT,REVIEW,REPRISE. .

Item Type: Show/Exhibition


REVISIT/REPRISE/REVIEW, 2011-12, (works on paper), 220 over-drawings on posters, in oil bar, dry pigment and acrylic paint, (made on posters remaining from Virginia Bodman exhibition Strong Meat, Morley Gallery, London, 1995). These poster over-drawings form 3 large drawing installations shown on the REPRISE webpage, see below. Additionally REVIST/REPRISE/REVIEW includes a group of 15 drawings on white paper (installed as one work), an installation of 48 small watercolour, gouache and acrylic paintings on paper and a group of 12 large watercolour, gouache and acrylic paintings on paper also shown as one work:
Research and production funded by PaintingSunderland.
These over-drawings and other works on paper explore a mix of ideas from concurrent paintings, (COSTUME DRAMA, escapes from contemporary patriarchy: and, with the benefit of hindsight, playfully reconsider the formal and narrative possibilities of the work illustrated on the poster, (Monument, 1994 from the series PAINTING OUT PATRIARCHY, 1993-97).
The notion of reprise emerged as the over-drawings, begun experimentally and somewhat randomly, began to accrete into large groups/installations. The physical presence of the work and the excitement of the increasing size, (eventually 2.5m x 6m) informed the formal and narrative content of the drawings as they developed. Review, the third work in the series (shown in several configurations: has the potential, as do the others, to be reconfigured for particular spaces/places, (to date realized in a studio context only). Increasingly sculptural in subject and form, REVIEW references modernist experimental architecture and imagery including Victor Passmore's Apollo Pavillion, Peterlee.
The reconsideration/reprise of previous ideas in tandem with ongoing and perhaps ephemeral concerns is of continuing interest (see 48 Watercolours). These studio-based works have been seen by invited peers and others, but as yet, have not been exhibited in publically accessible venues.

Image (JPEG) (REVISIT, 2012, oil bar on re-used posters, 2.5 x 6 m)

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Image (JPEG) (REVIEW, 2012, (view 1), oil bar on re-used posters, 2.5 x 6 m)

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Image (JPEG) (REVIEW, 2012 (view 2), oil bar on re-used posters, 2.5 x 6 m)

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Image (JPEG) (REPRISE, 2012, acrylic paint on re-used posters, 3.6 x 5.5 m)

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Image (JPEG) (Studio view with REPRISE and REVIEW, 2012)

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Depositing User: Virginia Bodman


Item ID: 3865
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Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2013 11:57
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 09:07


Author: Virginia Bodman ORCID iD

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Institute of Arts and Creative Industries > Art and Design Workstream
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries > School of Art and Design


Fine Art > Drawing

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