HAZEL CARDEW: OF LINE AND STRUCTURE
Elysium Gallery, Swansea
Fri 8-Sat 23 Mar
Hazel Cardew is a visual artist who sees the world differently, her drawings a representation of what she has viewed and experienced. Her artwork portrays her ideas on how we understand the spaces we inhabit through connectivity, communication and construction. Cardew suggests the world is borne of line and structure, revealing black lines and white background. One of her primary inspirations for her creativity is Frank Stella’s The Marriage Of Reason And Squalor II (1959), with his white-on-black sharp lines. For Cardew, she uses primary minimal drawing to interpret her own vision.
Cardew is a Swansea-based artist whose artwork has featured in exhibitions in the UK, Amsterdam and Tokyo. She graduated with first class honours at the University Of Gloucestershire in 2012 and also creates content for the University Of Wales Trinity Saint David, producing graphics and promotional material. Cardew has regularly been involved with Elysium Studios for three years, it being one of the first places where her drawings were first exhibited.
Although Cardew has also explored in photography and filming, her primary interests lie in her interpretative minimal black-on-white mark drawings, where viewers can allow their eyes to fill in the gaps.
Admission: free. Info: 07980 925449 / www.elysiumgallery.com
words Seema Boskh