Sculptors’ Drawings and Works on Paper

Group Exhibition. Pangolin London, London, United Kingdom.

31 August 2012 – 12 October 2012

‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’ (1991). Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2012

The exhibition will focus on the unique way sculptors approach drawing and will explore whether there is a difference between sculptors and other traditional disciplines in the treatment of two dimensional works on paper to communicate three dimensional objects and will challenge the notion that sculptors don’t draw.

Pangolin hope to push the boundaries of the traditional definition of drawing by incorporating collage, printmaking and computer-aided graphics as mediums that sculptors also use to oscillate between two and three dimensions. Indeed diversity of approach is one element that becomes strongly apparent in this exhibition and distinctive techniques can be seen to emerge according to each sculptor’s individual method of practice.

Pangolin have chosen to include five Damien Hirst drawings in the exhibition. These vary from an inked sketch dating from 1991 of the iconic shark iconic shark piece ‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’ (1991) to ‘Untitled School’ (2006) – ‘School : The Archaeology of Lost Desires, Comprehending Infinity and the Search for Knowledge’ (2007). Drawing has always been an essential part of Hirst’s creative process. Whilst his sculptural works are initially thought out through detailed sketches he also draws obsessively for the sake of drawing. Numbering over 1, 500, this body of work points to Hirst’s use of the medium as a means of refining and exploring the ideas that sit at the heart of his entire artistic output.

As part of the exhibition an exclusive Damien Hirst limited edition print created especially for the exhibition will also be available for sale.

The other artists featured in the exhibition are: Robert Aberdein, Anthony Abrahams, Robert Adams, Harold Ambellan, Carl Andre, Kenneth Armitage, Jean Arp, Michael Ayrton, David Bailey, Cesar Baldaccini, Phyllida Barlow, Oliver Barratt, Glenys Barton, Bruce Beasley, Hans Belmer, Joseph Bernard, Petur Bjarnason, Hamish Black, Antoine Bourdelle, John Bridgeman, Christie Brown, Don Brown, Ralph Brown, Jon Buck, Rembrandt Bugatti, Reg Butler, Alexander Calder, Anthony Caro, Daniel Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick, Eduardo Chillida, Ann Christopher, Geoffrey Clarke, Richard Clegg, Doug Cocker, Terence Coventry, Stephen Cox, Niki de St. Phalle, Judith Dean, Charles Despiau, Sophie Dickens, Steve Dilworth, Frank Dobson, Sokari Douglas Camp, Kenneth Draper, Alan Dun, Stephen Duncan, Laurence Edwards, Jacob Epstein, Garth Evans, Angus Fairhurst, Abigail Fallis, Sue Freeborough, Elisabeth Frink, George Fullard, Hideo Futura, Naum Gabo, Henri Gaudier-Breska, Mike Ghaui, Alberto Giacometti, Eric Gill, Steven Gontarski, Mary Goody, Antony Gormley, Steven Gregory, Nigel Hall, Marcus Harvey, Johnny Hawkes, Nick Hornby, John Hoskin, John Humphreys, Steve Hurst, Jean Robert Ipousteguy, John Isaacs, Charles Jagger, Martin Jennings, Corin Johnson, Michael Joo, Michael Kenny, Jonathan Kenworthy, Jonathan Kingdon, Brian Kneale, Abigail Lane, Patricia Leighton, Kim Lim, Baltasar Lobo, Jeff Lowe, Sarah Lucas, Michael Lyons, Ralph Macartney, Susie Macmurray, Aristide Maillol, Marino Marini, Briony Marshall, Charlotte Mayer, Kate MccGwire, Gavin McClafferty, Leonard McComb, F.E. McWilliam, Bernard Meadows, Constantin Emile Meunier, John Mills, Joan Miro, Dhruva Mistry, Henry Moore, Polly Morgan, Paul Mount, David Nash, Paul Neagu, Oscar Nemon, Louise Nevelson, Ben Nicholson, Paul Noble, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Isamu Noguchi, Breon O'Casey, Eilis O'Connell, Siguron Olafsson, Julian Opie, Mimmo Paladino, Albert Paley, Eduardo Paolozzi, Joseph Paxton, Pablo Picasso, Carl Plackman, William Pye, Keith Rand, Peter Randall-Page, Oliffe Richmond, George Rickey, Philip Rickey, Lorraine Robbins, Richard Rome, Ingo Ronkholz, Dawn Rowland, Michael Sandle, Inger Sannes, Richard Serra, Tim Shaw, Stella Shawzin, Ed Smith, Susan Smyly, Daniel Sparkes, Sarah Staton, Theophile Alexander Steinlen, Olivier Strebelle, Christy Symington, Wendy Taylor, Almuth Tebbenhoff, Johanna Thordadottir, Lee Tribe, Barbara Tribe, William Tucker, William Turnbull, Deborah van der Beek, Brian Wall, Jason Wason, Nico Widerberg, Alison Wilding, Glynn Williams and Ossip Zadkine.