• Free From the Itch of Desire

    Exhibition 4 June to 25 July, 2004

    Eline McGeorge, Susan Collis, Ann Course, Vanessa O’Reilly

    Ann Course

    Ann Course

    The Platonic phrase Free from the Itch of Desire refers to art that does not overtly offer blatant emotional content. This mantra was often used by the formalist’s tradition in modern art to describe what they believed to be the true art form. This tradition reacted against art that they claim was overstated in its expression.

    Each artist in this exhibition explored desire through the medium of drawing, often considered understated in its expression. It also demonstrated the devices used to expand the traditional notion of drawing.