A drawing that illustrates my last show: Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe

Scott Myles (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract

Exhibition dates: 22 November - 21 December 2013

Déjà vu. The sensation of have already experienced a situation that just occurred. Internal visions appear in an instant, but disappear again before we can grasp them more clearly. The mind reaches out for a fragment and holds on to it like a thread that leads back to an apparition just barely remembered, into a labyrinth of internal, revivable, potential images.

The series of drawings "A drawing that illustrates my last show at Meyer Riegger Karlsruhe" by Jonathan Monk appears as a metaphor in the context of this thought. Like Ariadne`s thread, Monk`s line on paper seems to wind through the gallery rooms of Meyer Riegger, tracing the route of an exhibition he realized here in 1999. But the artist does not leave it that; a route that guides one through the premises. Although the path between the entrance and exit is clearly marked, Monk sketches loops and folds, which sometimes expand the path, sometimes abridge it. The route through the exhibition is never rendered directly, even if the line insinuates a continuous progression. Thus, following the thread through the labyrinth does not inevitably mean complying with rectilinearity. The eye darts around, lingering on a moment, a picture, an installation, a sculpture, which may have been set up here by Jonathan Monk in 1999. And the eye can also return, recurrently obtaining a view of a situation in a space, as it was allegorically described, as déjà vu. But this time it is immediate and deliberate, a purposeful reviewing of the previously seen by pausing, looking inward, recurring.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKarlsruhe
PublisherMeyer Riegger
Media of outputOther
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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