Gavin Turk, Psion, 2015 (detail), glass and mixed media, 55-1⁄8 x 11-13⁄16 x 11-13⁄16 in. Photo: Andy Keate

Gavin Turk

Petroleum

12 February - 12 March, 2016

Gavin Turk, Psion, 2015 (detail)
glass and mixed media, 55-1/8 x 11-13/16 x 11-13/16 in.

Ewan Gibbs

Crossing America

12 February - 12 March, 2016

Ewan Gibbs, Washington D.C., 2015
pencil on paper, 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.

Ewan's black-and-white pencil drawing depicts the front White House facade entrance rotunda and classical white columns, with the American flag on the roof, and front garden fountain in the foreground. It is a vertical format drawing with the building detail filling the lower two-thirds of the image, and sky with flag filling the remaining top third. Garden hedges run along the bottom edge and lower corners.
Ewan's drawing depicts the stately Lincoln Memorial building from afar, with the building reflected in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in the foreground. A lone duck on the water is closest to the viewer. The drawing is vertical format.
Ewan Gibbs, Washington D.C., 2014, pencil on paper, 11-3/4 x 8-1/4 in.
Ewan's drawing depicts a classic view of the New York skyline, with the triangular footprint Flatiron Building filling most of the picture frame. This is a vertical format aerial view, looking south, down onto distant streets and buildings. Broadway veers to the left of the Flatiron building, while 5th Avenue on the right continues into the distance. The streets are filled with cars and pedestrians. It is an early morning view, with sunlight highlighting most of the left (easterly) side of the building, with some long shadows crossing the streets from surrounding tall buildings.
Ewan Gibbs, New York, 2015, pencil on paper, 11-3/4 x 8-1/4 in.
This drawing depicts a simple vertical arrangement showing a diagonal corner of a building in the lower right third, and a prominent round white circle sign above which reads THE COMEDY STORE in capital letters on three lines. The graphite pencil drawing is black-and-white. The circular sign is flat-faced on two sides, with a black rim or frame depicting some depth. One imagines the back side of the sign is probably identical to the side facing the viewer. The sign may be lit, with an evening or dusk sky beyond, as a string of lights appear to line the building's roof. The Comedy Store is an American comedy club opened in April 1972. It is located in West Hollywood, California, at 8433 Sunset Boulevard on the Sunset Strip.
Ewan Gibbs, Los Angeles, 2015, pencil on paper, 11-3/4 x 8-1/4 in.
Ewan Gibbs, Los Angeles, 2015, detail highlighting the drawing of the round white sign which reads THE COMEDY STORE in gray capital letters on three lines. The typeface depicted is decorative and old-style western font. Ewan created these images with a grid-like X cross-hatch pattern in pencil, with the darker areas depicting details and shadows, and the lighter pencil depicting highlights and white spaces. From a distance these drawings read like black-and-white newsprint photos with a typical linescreen. It is only close-up that one sees the crosshatching marks compose the image details.
Ewan Gibbs, Los Angeles, 2015, detail.