The Drawing Room recently had the pleasure of hosting Timeline by Stacey Cann. In the words of the artist:
"This body of work takes a phenomenological approach to the exploration of time and labour. Through its creation, the work inscribes time's passage, and although the processes used to make the work are labourious, there is no clear meaning or direction to the output. The viewer is left to interpret these works, and to come to their own assessment of what they are seeing."
Each large scale work is a futile gesture to the pointlessness in the act of making., and reference the passing of time. The pieces become repetitious and boring; a mark of rigorous labour rather than creativity. The viewer is left to contend with the tension between an intense commitment to labour, and the dullness that the effort produces. These works use the windows and walls to envelop the audience in these patterns. Some are handmade marks, other marks are made by technology but each displays a pointlessness in the act of making.