Grace Culley Closer to Nature

10 July –
7 August 2021
Grace Culley


, 2021
Biro pen on rag paper
76.8 x 56cm

The suburban themed drawings and assemblages in Grace Culley’s exhibition Closer to Nature, reflect on the boundaries between public and private spaces and gestures.

Each artwork is generated from repeated actions that combine to form a meditative mode of production, which for Culley, is a studio methodology as essential as the visual outcomes it produces. Overall, this process enables her to create work, ease physical impulses and tics, while contributing to the discourse surrounding Gilles de la Tourette’s Syndrome. The resulting labour-intensive artworks in Closer to Nature, are materially potent aestheticisations of thresholds, that poetically employ repetition to absorb and reflect bodily function.