Alison Wilding: Art School Drawings from the 1960s and 70s
Ridinghouse 2011 • £10 | $15 • Softback • 32 pp • 27 x 21 cm | 10.6 x 8.3 in • 14 colour illustrations • ISBN 978 1 905464 45 6
This catalogue presents 12 drawings from Alison Wilding's art school years during the 1960s and early 1970s. Coinciding with her exhibition of the same title at Karsten Schubert, London (9 June - 29 July 2011), the first nine works - collectively referred to as the 'Ethos of the Petrol Station' drawings - were a response to a project during the artist's time at Nottingham College of Art. Accompanying full colour reproductions of these works, Peter Cartwright discusses his recollection of teaching Wilding and the project from which the drawings were borne. The final 3 works in the catalogue are from the artist's time at the Royal College of Art, used as a tool for documenting and furthering her finished sculpture, providing a glimpse into her progress in the studio at that time and connecting the drawings not only to student sculptures, but also to drawings and sculptures made almost 40 years later.