Lai Chih-Sheng The biggest drawing you might not even notice (installation image) Hayward Gallery (2012). Courtesy the artist

Lai Chih-Sheng The biggest drawing you might not even notice (installation image) Hayward Gallery (2012). Courtesy the artist

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saT CHAT presents…Life-size Drawing

Saturday 13 February 11am-5pm

Public collaboration featuring the work Lai Chih-Sheng & curated by Grant Bingham
Free / All Welcome

The largest drawing you will ever occupy

On Saturday 13 February, as part of our Love Artists programme, all visitors to Stanley Picker Gallery will be invited to participate in the realization of a large scale-drawing that has potential to reach and occupy every nook, cranny and height of the Gallery Lobby. Referring to instructions from acclaimed Taiwanese installation artist Lai Chih-Sheng, visitors will create this work by drawing single pencil lines along areas where different surfaces meet, and around our fixtures and fittings – their marks over the course of the day and time, revealing the complex physical architecture of the space.

This interaction is the brainchild of Stanley Picker Gallery Assistant and SatChat founder Grant Bingham, who has been following the practice Chih-Sheng since Invisible: Art about the Unseen 1957 – 2012 Hayward Gallery (2012), and having identified parallels between this and current Stanley Picker Gallery exhibition Charlotte Bergson: The Hunters of the Invisible, sought a collaboration.

Bingham says: “existing in multiple states, Life-size Drawing is all-encompassing yet owns an inconspicuous identity. This event is to accompany the inherent qualities of creation and the hidden, within the Gallery’s current exhibition and practice of it’s curator Stine Neilsen Ljungdalh”

Lai Chih-Sheng was born 1971 in Taipei (Taiwan), where he lives and works. His work plays upon the basic features of accident and coincidence, and to encounter is both large-scale and subtle. Previously exhibiting venues include Para Site (Hong Kong), October Contemporary Art Terminal (Shenzhen), Hayward Gallery (London) and National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taichung).

For more information please email Grant Bingham gabingham@hotmail.co.uk


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For more information about this project and others please contact Natalie Kay on 020 8417 4074 or email n.kay@kingston.ac.uk.

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