|Intallation view of Field at the Line Gallery. Photo credit: Amanda Burk.|
The exhibition at the Line Gallery this fall was a great success. It's a beautiful space, and Amanda and Paul were incredibly gracious hosting my partner and I for the weekend.
Here is a small excerpt of an interview I did with the gallery following my exhibition, which has been recently posted on their website:
Line Gallery: Your work at times has hovered between drawing and painting, but seems to have settled into mainly drawing at this point. Why do you think drawing is a practice that interests you?
Sarah Kernohan: Drawing has been central to my practice from the very beginning, and when I hover into the territory of painting I am using colour to enhance the drawing. When I paint I use highly diluted watercolours and thinned oil paints. My investment in drawing is based on my interest in line, which in my opinion is central to drawing. I am interested in working on paper, using drawing media as well – pens, pencils – and using paints as flat media.
LG: Your process of developing a drawing is quite involved. Can you speak about your approach and process when making a drawing?
SK: When I set out to make a drawing – for some reason, I can’t start off by saying that I am going to make a drawing of that object. I stall by doing studies – generally in the dozens – generally fast sketches that take about anywhere between 5 minutes and an hour to complete. I do these to get a sense of what I am working with, but also to determine what I am gravitating toward. All of the objects that I work with have unique surfaces and texture, which can be overwhelming at first. This helps to narrow my focus.
You can read the full interview here:
I have also updated my website with documentation of the drawings from this exhibition.