the grey gallery











The Grey Gallery Presents

Simon Read  Drawn Towards

I have always regarded drawing as my way of coming to grips with an idea on the assumption that if I can generate a satisfactory graphic solution, I shall have reached a more complete understanding of its subject.

These works are culled from the last thirty years of my practice and are the first opportunity that I have taken to pull them together as a single group.

More recently, I have become preoccupied by the immediacy of our environmental predicament. For me, drawing represents a way into this debate. Through it I feel able to negotiate the huge range of specialist data that might otherwise reduce me to a sense of impotence.

I am convinced that it is possible to lay claim to these issues as cultural phenomena and to develop strategies for how they can be possessed in a wider public context.

This exhibition is an opportunity to discuss the role that the arts can develop in articulating environmental change;

A talk by Simon Read in the Malt Room at the Cut Arts Centre, Thursday 15th April, from 7pm.

Admission Free.