Systems and other things

Carrie Fraser
EXHIBITION  RUNS
   
December
   
5
 -  
December
   
16
Though ‘rule breaking’ in her drawings, Fraser was then able to consider the ‘rules’ of discursive practices and how discourse shapes and limits people in our society.

INFORMATION

Fraser’s art practice explores how rules-based, process oriented drawing can become a metaphor for the exploration of self. Generally the works begin with a system (set of rules), a grid on the paper and a supply of pens. In hand drawing to a system, there comes a time in the drawing process when ‘mistakes’ are made, where Fraser has 'broken the rules'. At first these mistakes in her drawings were feared but now they are welcome because the outcomes cannot be predicted and are often surprising. Though ‘rule breaking’ in her drawings, Fraser was then able to consider the ‘rules’ of discursive practices and how discourse shapes and limits people in our society. Through her drawings, Fraser is learning to embrace her ‘mistakes’ and now enjoys the freedom of breaking certain drawing ‘rules’.

Fraser’s art practice explores how rules-based, process oriented drawing can become a metaphor for the exploration of self. Generally the works begin with a system (set of rules), a grid on the paper and a supply of pens. In hand drawing to a system, there comes a time in the drawing process when ‘mistakes’ are made, where Fraser has 'broken the rules'. At first these mistakes in her drawings were feared but now they are welcome because the outcomes cannot be predicted and are often surprising. Though ‘rule breaking’ in her drawings, Fraser was then able to consider the ‘rules’ of discursive practices and how discourse shapes and limits people in our society. Through her drawings, Fraser is learning to embrace her ‘mistakes’ and now enjoys the freedom of breaking certain drawing ‘rules’.

FEATURED  WORKS

Carrie Fraser, #4.3.3/2018, 2018, Graphite pencil & gel ink rollerball pen on paper, 107 x 78 cm
Carrie Fraser, #4.4.2/2019, 2019, Graphite pencil & gel ink rollerball pen on paper, 78 x 57 cm
Carrie Fraser, #4.5/2019, 2019, Graphite pencil & gel ink rollerball pen on paper, 78 x 57 cm
Carrie Fraser, #4.6.1/2019, 2019, Graphite pencil, gel ink rollerball pen & ink on paper, 78 x 57 cm
Carrie Fraser, #5.2.1/2019, 2019, Graphite pencil & gel ink rollerball pen on paper, 78 x 57 cm
Carrie Fraser, #16.1.1/2019, 2019, Graphite pencil & gel ink rollerball pen on paper, 76 x 56 cm
Carrie Fraser, #16.2.1/2019, 2019, Graphite pencil & gel ink rollerball pen on paper, 76 x 56 cm

OTHER  EXHIBITIONS