Blind Alley Project – Annette Lawrence: August
Annette Lawrence created a lovely, quiet and ephemeral installation that compliments her current Modern Billings project with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth www.themodern.org/modern-billings. For Blind Alley, Annette created a linear drawing of one of the photographed stacks of her open journals from the month of August, as seen now on billboards throughout Fort Worth.
Responding to the space and materials of Blind Alley, Annette painted a line that moves and breaks across the edges of the splayed open and stacked journals on the back wall of the gallery in a lush indigo. She then both complicates and unites the space by duplicating the same drawing in white vinyl on the galleries glass front. The drawings appear, disappear, meld and separate from different viewing distances and positions. Close examination of the painted version reveals the process of scaling with faint evidence of a graphite grid and perfect imperfections of the hand.