Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Diane Henshaw "The Leftovers" and Floating World at University of Ulster Gallery Belfast

Preview: Friday 5th October 6-8pm
University Gallery, York Street, Belfast


'd   r   a   w   i   n  g'

Artists Statement

draw    pull, drag, haul, tow, tug, heave
attract, allure, entice, invite, tempt, induce,
persuade, influence, elicit, call forth, evoke
sketch, delineate, map out, outline, trace,
depict, portray, represent.
inhale, breathe in, inspire, suck, drain, siphon,
draw off.
move, go, come, proceed, advance, approach,
deduce, infer, conclude, derive, glean, get, take,
pick, choose, select.
draw back
recoil, shrink, retreat, withdraw, retract.
draw out
protract, extend, prolong, drag out, spin out, stretch,
draw up
draft, compose, formulate, prepare,.
halt, stop, pull up.
attraction, pull, lure, influence, magnetism, charisma.
tie, stalemate, dead heat.
raffle, lottery, sweepstake.
draw back
disadvantage, snag, hitch, hindrance, impediment,
obstacle, flaw, fault, imperfection, defect, difficulty,
problem, detriment, shortcoming, deficiency
sketch, picture, delineation, outline, diagram, plan, illustration,
cartoon, representation, portrait.

Henshaw deals with the abstract and has an obsession with Searching for the perfect line - her work known for it's paired down lines and formulated composition has developed to a new enterage of blasting hues and tones using a plethora of line, print, collage & form.  Henshaw synonymous for her use of gestured line and process work - works blind - detraining the eye - and focuses on the apparent, the banal and diary stylised method of dealing methodically with the abstract.

Diane Henshaw graduated with her Degree in Fine Art from the University of Ulster in Belfast in 1995 and with her Masters in Fine Art from UUB in 2000 and has lived in Tempo, Co. Fermanagh for the past 10 years where she works as Arts Officer for Fermanagh District Council.


For this exhibition Floating World have selected a number of book works related to the theme of drawing, linking with themes in Dianes' work.Rareties like early books by Hidehiko Ishibashi and Andy Parsons appear alongside works such as Sarah Carnes photocopied drawing in I love my Yugo. See below for the works that will be in show;

Exhibitions continue: 8th October – 17th November