Thomas Zummer – ‘Elektro’ Smoking, (detail)
Drawing and photography are each considered the most direct, ‘transparent’ media with which to engage with the world. They share fascinating parallels: the relationship to the indexical, the blank sheet of paper or surface, graphite and silver, pencil weight and aperture, the sense of an invisible ‘apparatus’ (the camera and pencil), the engagement with surface, light, negative and positive and the trace. Double Take seeks to explore the multifarious ways photography and drawing have been combined and mirrored to extend both practices into new arenas in modern and contemporary practices. https://drawingroom.org.uk/exhibitions/double-take
Talk held at the Drawing room between Margarita Gluzberg, Matt Saunders and Thomas Zummer. Interesting discussion which ‘explored the multifarious ways photography and drawing have been combined and mirrored to extend both practices’.
Beautiful work displayed on the walls – particularly liked the abstract work of Dove Allouche. ‘…drawing and photography work in tandem to register the passage of time through his use of fugitive materials from the early days of photography, metallic powders, lamp-blacks and ethanol’. From Drawing room press release.