Jeannie Driver

Jeannie Driver

Current Exhibitions:

Dazzle & Disrupt
Quay Arts, IOW
27th March- 13th June 2021

Manifestations of a Cube #7 (84/78)
Jack House Gallery
June 2021

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.

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