Recalling Lines is an exhibition containing new works by Glasgow based artist Robert Reddick. The exhibition combines Reddick’s most recent work, which has been produced since Project Ability moved premises less than a year ago. Since the move, Reddick has been enthusiastically filling his sketchbook with drawings from distant memories and photographs, as well as drawing views from the many aspects the new studio offers.
Reddick’s current body of work explores the performance of drawing. Tracing his surroundings, Reddick combines his interest in wildlife with images of cityscapes, including a series of images from the Trongate area of Glasgow. Shaky lines have characterized Reddick’s drawing style over the years, effectively revealing and rearranging forms and shapes. Recalling Lines layers content and loosely arranges Reddick’s monumental drawing capacity; exploring the performance of looking and the process of reflecting. Images, which are often drawn directly from his memory, loosely sketch out Reddick’s own visual ecosystem of thoughts and associations.
Robert Reddick has been coming to Project Ability workshops for the last 10 years. Recalling Lines is Reddick’s second solo show with Project Ability, the first taking place in 2006. Reddick joined Art trek and friends in 2009. He also showed his work in Collins Gallery earlier this year as part of Myscape. The catalogue from this exhibition is available from Project Ability’s shop. Robert Reddick has exhibited internationally and was last year selected for 2009 “Outsider Art” biennale in Sweden. Project Ability showed a selection of works from this Outsider Art Biennale in April 2010 in the exhibition New Work from Europe.