Jeannie Driver’s post minimalist works utilise materials imbued with process and metaphorical references to present works as drawing, installation, sculpture, and film.
Sequence and repetition flows throughout her work, in both the utilitarian material and processes she employs. Driver’s pallet is dominated by paper, specifically waste-paper documents. Both out of a sense of responsibility to materials and with an interest in their symbolic value and embedded histories.
Fascinated by how paper is able to transverse both the 2D and 3D, Driver's ‘Lifting The Drawing off the Page’ body of works develop drawings 'on the page' to wall installations that utilise systems, materials and measurements in scale relationship to her own body. The wall installations are suggestive of metaphorical space and encourage the viewer to shift around the work to gain new perspectives. Traditional drawing materials of charcoal, graphite and paper are abstracted to present an anonymous but dominant presence; as line becomes object, dust becomes surface, and space as form.
Inspired by the ethos and drawings of Sol Le Witt and Legia Clark, Driver’s expanded drawings present in phases to create a works that shift over time. The works are an invitation. Contained in crates, lines await with instructions, a template and a phased drawing plan. The performance begins:
spikes line up to puncture time,
lines rise and fall like the breath,
quivering in the breeze,
they are not still,
they are a conversation.
DYCP ACE award in 2018-19.
Dazzle and Disrupt
27th March 2021 - 12th June 2021
Quay Arts IOW.
Driver’s work has been exhibited in both public and commercial galleries. Her practice is sustained through a combination of commissions, sales, funding, mentoring and talks. She also enjoys critical debate with artist peers, and exhibits in group exhibitions, most recently, Iterations at ARTHOUSE 1, Bermondsey, December 2019.
A series of affordable Limited Edition prints are being offered as part of the
ARTIST PLEDGE SUPPORT. See instagram / www.jeanniedriver.com
Original drawings available by request.
MA with Distinction and a 1st class BA in Fine Art from University of Portsmouth.
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