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Andrew Pepper

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Hand and Heart Gallery, Nottingham

A group exhibition, curated by Aaron Juneau, centered on the notion of "making marks" or 'mark making' in its broadest sense.

From the early Palaeolithic era and the very dawn of mankind, human beings have had an innate compulsion to externalise their thoughts and feelings, to pause and reflect on the past and present or prophetically envisage the future by way of creating images or simply producing visual or audible gestures.

A phenomenon that has continually diversified throughout history, from the first marks of humankind found deep within the Lascaux caves of Southern France to improvised music as a form of expressionistic sound drawing, ‘making marks’ has expanded to encompass every artistic medium and has been firmly established as a crucial provisional process in the formulation of all creative ventures. It might be said that much of an artists work goes unseen, becoming relegated to the recesses of the studio space. However, perhaps it is this unseen work that is pivotal to the constitution of all masterworks; an essential formative process, rooted in irresolution yet loaded with latent possibility.

The show encompasses many practicing visual artists including those within artist’s collectives in Nottingham and the surrounding areas with artist’s submissions from around the country. Work includes: textual, drawn, scrawled or scribbled, painted, photographed, filmed or videoed, recorded, spoken and performed.

'Over Drawn', reflection hologram on glass, on show at 'Making Marks'.

Photo © Keith Bryant 2008 

Exhibition dates: 4th - 21st September 2008 


Andrew Pepper works with projected light, holography and installation.  Based in the UK,  he has exhibited his work in group and solo exhibitions internationally and, as a senior lecturer in fine art at Nottingham Trent University, he taught on the BA (Hons) fine art course, the Master of Fine Art course and has acted as a PhD examiner for a wide range of key project-based research submissions.


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