DARREN MARSH

NEW WORKS: Bifurcations

Darren Marsh

Darren Marsh

Darren Marsh

images: bifurcation #6 and bifurcation #13, both 2017, ballpoint pen & photoshop, 65 x 49 cm.

posted 09/01/2017


Márton Koppány interviews Darren Marsh.

Márton Koppány interviews Darren Marsh and Eight Visual Pieces.

OTOLITHS. A MAGAZINE OF MANY E-THINGS. Issue 43, the southern spring, features work in a variety of styles & a variety of media from Jesse Glass, El Habib Louai, Scott MacLeod, Maria Damon & Alan Sondheim, Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo, Cecelia Chapman, Pete Spence, Kyle Hemmings, Heath Brougher, Volodymyr Bilyk, George McKim, Nicole Pottier, John J. Trause, Sanjeev Sethi, Ian Ganassi, Jim Leftwich, Willie Smith, Philip Byron Oakes, Mary Claire Garcia, Douglas Barbour & Sheila E. Murphy, AG Davis, Peter Ganick, differx (Marco Giovenale), Jim Meirose, Mark Roberts, Olivier Schopfer, William Repass, Texas Fontanella, Michael Gottlieb, John W. Sexton, Edward A. Dougherty, Eric Hoffman, hiromi suzuki, Simon Perchik, John M. Bennett, Ivan Argüelles, Scott Helmes, John Xero, Pat Nolan, Andrew Topel, Daniel John Pilkington, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Raymond Farr, Lakey Comess, Bill Dunlap, Christopher Barnes, Robert Okaji, Jeff Bagato, Nico Vassilakis, Mitchell Garrard, Keith Higginbotham, Fabrice Poussin, Richard Kostelanetz, Sabine Miller, Meeah Williams, sean burn, Louise Landes Levi, Brendan Slater, Oscar Towe, Tom Beckett, Mark McKain, Jürgen O. Olbrich, Sneha Subramanian Kanta, Jorge Lucio de Campos, Eileen R. Tabios, Andrea Mason, Joe Balaz, Michael Caylo-Baradi, Jacqueline M. Pérez, Owen Bullock, Roger Mitchell, Steve Dalachinsky, Jeff Harrison, Aurélien Leif, Holly Day, Stephen Vincent, Carol Stetser, nick nelson, Seth Howard, Taylor Leigh Ciambra, Poornima Laxmeshwar, Hamish Spark, Márton Koppány, Alicia Cole, Cara Murray, bruno neiva, Jack Kelly, Mark Cunningham, Massimo Stirneri, Matt Dennison, Olchar E. Lindsann, Karen Greenbaum-Maya, Darren Marsh, Nika & Jim McKinniss, Natsuko Hirata, Tony Beyer, Edward Kulemin, John Pursch, Irene Koronas, Darren C. Demaree, nick-e melville, Josette Torres, Shloka Shankar, Piotr Kalisz, Ella Skilbeck-Porter, Bob Heman, Garima Behal, Paul T. Lambert, J. D. Nelson, Michael Brandonisio, Eddie Donoghue, Katrinka Moore, Indigo Perry, & Marilyn Stablein. Edited by Mark Young.

posted 01/11/2016


INDA10 International Drawing Annual: Publication
Manifest INDA project, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA

anonymous drawing anonyme zeichner

anonymous drawing anonyme zeichner

Two works were selected for the INDA10 International Drawing Annual published by Manifest gallery, Cincinnati, USA.

'The publication was conceived as an extension of Manifest's Drawing Center mission to promote, feature, and explore drawing as a rich and culturally significant art form. The goal of the INDA is to support the recognition, documentation, and publication of excellent, current, and relevant works of drawing from around the world.'

images: attractor 9a03; pen on trace, 65cm x 49 cm, 2014 and Constellations; pencil on paper, 42cm x 59cm, 2014.

Visit Manifest Gallery for copies and further information about the project.
Hardcover: ISBN 978-1-940862-12-5 | Softcover: ISBN 978-1-940862-13-2

posted on 28/09/2016


NEW WORKS: Phase Portraits

Darren Marsh

Darren Marsh

phase portrait drawing in progress, 2016, ballpoint pen on trace [inverted]

posted 31/08/2016


MANIFEST DRAWN 2016: Exhibition
MANIFEST Research Gallery & Drawing Center

MANIFEST DRAWN

MANIFEST DRAWN

MANIFEST DRAWN

MANIFEST DRAWN

MANIFEST DRAWN

MANIFEST DRAWN

MANIFEST DRAWN

MANIFEST DRAWN

MANIFEST DRAWN

MANIFEST DRAWN

DRAWN 3rd Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing:
Heather Accurso | Ann Arbor | Cecile Baird | Karen Bondarchuk | Sue Bryan | Blake Conroy | Albert Ramos Cortes | Katherine Cox | Eric Elliot | Mary Farrell | Haley Farthing | Jeffrey Fichera | Maureen Forman | Benny Fountain | Sara Frantz | Tracy Frein | Tanja Gant | Charlie Goering | Rick Goldsberry | Beth Grabowski | Hiroshi Hayakawa | Cynthia Hellyer Heinz | Karen Hillier | Zach Horn | Aneka Ingold | Michael Kellner | Elizabeth Labarge | Jill Lavetsky | Darren Marsh | Taylor Mazer | Douglas Miller | Adam Rake | Tom Rice | Jenny Roesel Ustick | Jessica Springman | John Sproul | Duat Vu | Derek Wilkinson.

Images courtesy of MANIFEST/Eberhardt.

Exhibition ends 13th May 2016.
MANIFEST Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, US.

posted 28/04/2016


MANIFEST DRAWN 2016: Selection

MOUSE © Darren Marsh

Drawings from the MOUSE project have been selected for this years drawing exhibition at MANIFEST Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, US. Exhibition opens 15th April to 13th May.

'Our jury for this competitive exhibit has resulted in the final selection including 52 works by 37 artists from quite literally all across the U.S. and the United Kingdom. We received a total of 1294 entries from 426 artists which sets an all-time record for exhibition submissions at Manifest.'

posted 21/03/2016


MOUSE Publication

MOUSE © Darren Marsh

MOUSE © Darren Marsh

MOUSE began on the 1st January 2014. For each day that year a drawing was made in a diary using a ballpoint pen attached to a computer mouse. To fully realise the project the drawings have been re-presented in the form of an artists' book. An edition of 10 has been published, each authenticated with a performed drawing using the same process.

posted 12/03/2016


ANONYME ZEICHNER 2015/16: Stadt- und Industriemuseum Rüsselsheim.

anonyme zeichner

13. März - 10. April 2016, 11 Uhr
Eröffnung: 12. März 2016, 19 Uhr
Einführung: Anke Becker

Öffnungszeiten: Dienstag bis Freitag 9-13 und 14-17 Uhr
Samstag und Sonntag 10-17 Uhr

Stadt- und Industriemuseum Rüsselsheim (Südflügel)
Hauptmann-Scheuermann-Weg 4(Festung)
65428 Rüsselsheim

Zur Eröffnung der letzten Ausstellungsstation der Anonymen Zeichner 2015/16 sind Sie/Ihr ganz herzlich eingeladen. Der Kunstverein Rüsselsheim hat uns eingeladen im Stadt- und Industriemuseum Rüsselsheim auszustellen. Paralell dazu ist auch die Dauerausstellung des Museums sehr sehenswert. Von Frankfurt am Main Hbf fährt eine S-Bahn in 35 Minuten direkt dorthin. Wir freuen uns auf Sie und Euch!

Order online unter www.anonyme-zeichner.de/anonyme-zeichner-2015-zeichnungen-kaufen

Weitere Informationen zum Projekt www.anonyme-zeichner.de

posted on 04/02/2016


New Work: %FETCH%

anonymous drawing anonyme zeichner

The machine revealing itself...

%FETCH% has been created using image files from the MOUSE diary project. Into the data of each file has been introduced a simple and unpredictable edit. A process also known as databending (a method of manipulating information from within a media file).

Edited and removed from their original context, the images are re-presented within an automated self-organising system, governed by the machines techné. Uninterrupted, %FETCH% will run indefinitely creating and re-creating its own sense[less] meaning.

posted 21/01/2016


New Work: PocketPHOTO

© Darren Marsh

Malfunction and failure are not signs of improper production. On the contrary, they indicate the active production of the "accidental potential" in any product. Sylvère Lotringer and Paul Virillio, The Accident of Art, Semiotext(e), New York, 2005

A Nokia mobile phone is dropped into it's owners pocket. The owner is unaware the phone is unlocked. The movement of a body walking triggers the device into action. Phone calls are made, apps are opened, garbled notes typed and photo's taken.

posted 11/01/2016


ANONYME ZEICHNER 2015: Galerie Geyso20

14. November - 18. Dezember 2015
Eröffnung: 13. November 2015, 19 Uhr Einführung: Anke Becker

Öffnungszeiten: Montag bis Freitag 13-17 Uhr
und am Samstag den 14.11. 13-17 Uhr
sowie nach Vereinbarung: 0531 4719334

Galerie Geyso20
Geysostrasse 19/29
38106 Braunschweig

Alle Zeichnungen können zu einem Einheitspreis von 200€ pro Stück erworben werden. Am 13. & 14. November sowie am 2., 3. & 18. Dezember ist Anke Becker vor Ort. An diesen Tagen ist der Kauf der Zeichnungen gegen Barzahlung möglich.

Order online unter www.anonyme-zeichner.de/anonyme-zeichner-2015-zeichnungen-kaufen

Weitere Informationen zum Projekt www.anonyme-zeichner.de

posted on 09/11/2015


New Drawings: Spleisse

© Darren Marsh

© Darren Marsh

Spleisse #1, Spleisse #2.
Both works 2015, ballpoint pen on paper, 42 cm x 29.7 cm.

posted on 19/10/2015


ANONYME ZEICHNER 2015: ROME Opening

anonymous drawing anonyme zeichner

anonymous drawing anonyme zeichner

anonymous drawing anonyme zeichner

Opening: Friday, 09th October 7pm
Opening hours: Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th October, noon to 7pm.
artQ13, Via Nicola Coviello, 15, 00165 Rome. www.artq13.com.

Further exhibition stops:
Galerie GEYSO20, Braunschweig, Germany - 11 Nov-18 Dec 2015
Kunstverein Rüsselsheim , Germany (February/March 2016)

All exhibited drawings are available for a unit sales-price of €200 each,
on site at the gallery or online at www.anonyme-zeichner.de.

Images courtesy of Anonyme Zeichner.

re-posted 16/10/2015 | posted on 08/10/2015


INDA9 International Drawing Annual: Publication
Manifest INDA project, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA

anonymous drawing anonyme zeichner

anonymous drawing anonyme zeichner

'Mouse Drawing #24' published in Manifest's International Drawing Annual 9.
Hardcover: ISBN 978-1-940862-07-1 | Softcover: ISBN 978-1-940862-08-8

posted on 27/08/2015


ANONYME ZEICHNER 2015: BERLIN Opening

anonymous drawing anonyme zeichner

anonymous drawing anonyme zeichner

anonymous drawing anonyme zeichner

anonymous drawing anonyme zeichner

All images courtesy of Anonyme Zeichner.

posted on 12/08/2015


ANONYME ZEICHNER 2015: arte.tv
info.arte.tv | Anonyme Zeichner

Anke Becker and Anonyme Zeichner at Galerie Nord, Berlin.

posted on 06/08/2015


TOTAL RECALL [TEXTfestschrift Festival]: Exhibition
Bury Art Museum & Sculpture centre, Bury, UK.

© Darren Marsh constructing tony trehy

© Darren Marsh total recall

total recall Erica Baum

Philp Davenport & Marco Giovenale

derek beaulieu

Kristin Mueller

World-leading poets and text-artists were invited to make a language-memory for Tony Trehy, who has directed the internationally renowned Text Festival at Bury Art Museum since 2005. This exhibition celebrates a 10-year anniversary of the Festival and a 20-year anniversary of Tony's time at Bury. Writing on a wall, an Internet search, a diary entry, a flurry of thoughts ... what is remembering and who is it for?

Tony Trehy has been the ring-leader of decade-long conversations, new opportunities, challenges and heated debates. Each of his four Text Festivals has added to a continuing dialogue between language and art. Every Text Festival has asked the audience a simple-but-complex question: How do I read?

Into the historic space of Bury Art Museum, Trehy has injected text that is a new 'language art' for the 21st Century. Bury was once the centre of paper-making in Britain, now it is a pioneer of language-making, with its Text Archive welcoming readers from all over the world.

TOTAL RECALL is a guerilla makeover, an A4 invasion of reading into the larger narrative of looking. Unlike the street signs outside, these are not corporate instructions or sales pitches; they are antidotes. Walls, vitrine, archival box—nary a "book" to be found, but a heap of language left in memory.

Featuring works by angela rawlings, Barrie Tullett, Bob Grenier, Carolyn Thompson, Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, Darren Marsh, derek beaulieu, Emma Cocker, Eric Zboya, Erica Baum, Jaap Blonk, James Davies, Jayne Dyer, Jesse Glass, Karri Kokko, Kristen Mueller, Lawrence Weiner, Leanne Bridgewater, Liz Collini, Lucy Harvest Clarke, Marco Giovenale, Márton Koppány, Matt Dalby, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Paula Claire, Penny Anderson, Peter Jaeger, Phil Davenport, Rachel Defay-Liautard, Ron Silliman, Satu Kaikkonen, Sarah Sanders, Seekers of Lice, Steve Emmerson, Steve Giasson, Tom Jenks, and Tony Lopez. Curated by Philip Davenport & derek beaulieu.

Works will also be included in The Text Art Archive, based at Bury Art Museum, which was established in March 2013 in conjunction with Bury Archives Service and the Centre for Poetics at Birkbeck University of London with the intention of documenting, securing and making easily available information on the history and practice of Text Art (sometime referred to as Visual Language Art).

Images from top: Darren Marsh 'Constructing Tony Trehy', pen and digital print on paper, 29.7cm x 21cm, 2015.

Eric Zboya 'Barney A Portrait', Darren Marsh 'Constructing Tony Trehy', Márton Koppány 'Butterfly - for Gertrude', Tom Jenks 'tt', Jesse Glass 'Hell Money Permutation Series', James Davies, 'I remember the Text Festival', Márton Koppány 'Concrete Poem - for Tony Trehy', Lucy Harvest Clarke 'Our Allotment'.

Erica Baum 'Total Recall'

Philp Davenport 'the weather, in lipstick' & Marco Giovenale 'asemic encyclopaedia page 1257060 and ASEMIhalfCUBE'

derek beaulieu 'KERN #1'

Kristin Mueller 'Selection from buch 3b de 04–09, Selection from Кнцга 3b ru 01–03 2015'

posted on 04/08/2015


ANONYME ZEICHNER 2015: Exhibition
Kunstverein Tiergarten | Galerie Nord, Berlin, Germany
August 02 – 29, 2015 / opening: Saturday, August 01, 2015.
Galerie ARTQ13, Rome, Italy
October 9 - 11, 2015.
Galerie GEYSO20, Braunschweig, Germany
Novemeber 11 - December 12, 2015.
Kunstverein Rüsselsheim, Germany
(February/March 2016).

anonymous drawing

Anonymous Drawings 2015
'How does one's own assessment change if there is no information at all about the artist? How can one develop a personal definition of value if the sales prices are all identical? What is then a good drawing? ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS is conceptual art and exhibition project all in one: Each and every anonymous artist becomes part of a collective work of art where hierarchies do not exist.

ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS 2015 presents a group exhibition of 600 drawings by 600 international artists. The works will be displayed anonymously. All the drawings are available for a symbolic unit sales-price of 200 € each. The artist's identity can only be revealed by the sale: the buyer takes the drawing right off the wall and the empty space left behind will be marked with the artist's full name and place of origin. The given unit sales price should not be seen as a real market price, but as a conceptual place holder for any conceivable amount of money in the art market.'

posted on 29/06/2015


A5 LUBORIMOV-EASTON: Exhibition
Stand P24, Platform Projects @ Art Athina 2015
Faliro Pavilion, 2 Moraitini Street, Athens, Greece
Thursday 4 June to Sunday 7 June, 12-9pm

© Darren Marsh Luborimov-Easton A5

Left image: Harmonic Coda; pen on paper, 14.85cm x 21cm, 2015
Right Image: Poiesis; pen on paper, 14.85cm x 21cm, 2015

Mark Adams | Bonita Alice | Ralph Anderson | Rachel Ara |Henry Badrick | Akiko Ban | Molly Behagg | Vivienne Boucherat | Rebecca Byrne | Michael Callaghan | Alessandro Carboni | Jake Clark | Charlie Coffey | John Crossley | Suzanne de Emmony | Dolores De Sade | Bella Easton | Liz Elton | Alessandra Falbo | Anna Garrett | Mikey Georgeson | Tommaso Gorla | Julia Hamilton | Chris Hawtin | Samuel Herbert | Lesley Hicks | Kaori Homma | Mandy Hudson | Hannah Hughes | Lisa Ivory | Leo Jahaan | Lee Johnson | Nikki Johnson | Katherine Jones | Georgia Keeling | Tabitha Knight | Nektaria Lampitsi | Maggie Learmonth | Maria Letsiou | Rachel Levitas | Gabrielle Lockwood Estrin | Lee Maelzer | Colin Maitland | Sao Mangrai | Darren Marsh | Zoe Martin | Annalaura Masciave | Rebecca Meanley | Jessica Nina Mello | Aki Moriuchi | Junko O'Neill | Sarah Pager | Simon Parish | Iris Plaitakis | Tim Ralston | D J Roberts | James Rogers | Albeiro Rojas Tomedes | India Roper-Evans | Naz Shahrokh | Ed Simpson | Jon Solaun | Joseph Stokes | Michael Stubbs | Dolly Thompsett | Marianne Walker | Charlie Warde | Grant Watson | Sarah West | Samantha Wolf | Eileen White | Samuel Wray-Easton.

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INDA10 International Drawing Publication: Selection
Manifest INDA project, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA

© Darren Marsh

© Darren Marsh

Two works have been selected for inclusion in the INDA10 International Drawing Annual published by Manifest gallery, Cincinnati, USA.

'The publication was conceived as an extension of Manifest's Drawing Center mission to promote, feature, and explore drawing as a rich and culturally significant art form. The goal of the INDA is to support the recognition, documentation, and publication of excellent, current, and relevant works of drawing from around the world.'

'For the INDA 10 Manifest received 1588 submissions from 509 artists from around the world. The publication will include 127 works by 84 artists from 10 countries including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States. The publication is due for release in 2016.'

Top image: attractor 9a03; pen on trace, 65cm x 49 cm, 2014
Bottom Image: Constellations; pencil on paper, 42cm x 59cm, 2014

posted on 04/05/2014


MANIFEST DRAWN 2015: Exhibition
Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA

darren marsh manifest drawn

darren marsh manifest drawn

DRAWN International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing.
Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA
17th April - 15th May 2015.

Lindsey Aleman | Kelly Borsheim | Sue Bryan | Katherine Cox | Amir Hariri | Daisie Hoitsma | Margaret Hopkins | Lori Johnson | Patti Jordan | Jean LeCluyse | Tim Main | Free Marseille | Darren Marsh | Ryota Matsumoto | Taylor Mazer | Zach Mory | Jack Nixon |Adam Rake | Susan Rotondo | Mariasun Salgado | Amy Schissel | John Spurlock | Geoffrey Stein | Kirsten Stolle | Amber Stucke | Derek Wilkinson | Christine Wuenschel

Top image: attractor 9a03; pen on trace, 65cm x 49 cm, 2014
Bottom Image: Mouse Drawing #24; pen on paper, 42cm x 29.7cm, 2012
Images courtesy of Manifest Gallery 2015.

posted on 23/04/2015


New Work: Spleiss


© Darren Marsh splice

© Darren Marsh splice

© Darren Marsh splice

© Darren Marsh splice

All works ballpoint pen on paper, 42 cm x 29.7 cm, 2015

posted on 19/04/2015


MANIFEST DRAWN 2015: Selection
Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA

Two drawings have been selected for this years annual drawing exhibition at Manifest gallery 17th April-15th May 2015.

'The final selection by a panel of eight jurors includes 36 works by 27 artists. We received a total of 1188 entries from 394 artists from 44 states, and 20 countries.'

posted on 25/03/2015


 

INDA9 International Drawing Annual: Update
Manifest INDA project, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA

darren marsh INDA9 drawing

INDA9 is finally at the printers and due for release in May. Copies can be pre-ordered from Manifest at $26 softcover and $38 hardcover.

'The publication was conceived as an extension of Manifest's Drawing Center mission to promote, feature, and explore drawing as a rich and culturally significant art form. The goal of the INDA is to support the recognition, documentation, and publication of excellent, current, and relevant works of drawing from around the world.'

posted on 20/03/2015


New Work: MOUSE Diary Drawings [2014]

© Darren Marsh

All 365 MOUSE diary drawings are now available to view online. The project documents my daily desktop labor for everyday throughout 2014.

A pen is attached to a computer mouse and placed onto a sheet of paper. The movement of the hand, the functioning of the mouse and computer interface all become integral elements in a drawing process set over the period of a day. The mouse/pen assemblage serves as a bodily connection with a technology; a link between one's actions and a machine.

posted on 05/01/2015


 

Private Commission

© Darren Marsh

Image: Constellations; pencil on paper, 42cm x 59cm, 2014

posted on 23/12/2014


Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust: Award

Recieved confirmation today of a funding award from the Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust. The award will be used to further research and develop book/drawing projects in 2015.

posted on 22/12/2014


From Here & There: elysiumoffsite
The Old Iceland Building, 27-29 High Street, Swansea

from here & there elysium

Preview \ RHAGOLWG: Saturday 29th November, 7-9PM \ SADWRN 29 TACHWEDD, 7-9yp
Exhibition continues until 20th December \ ARDDANGOSFA YN PARHAU TAN 19 RHAGFYR

Jonathan Anderson | Mia De Azevedo | Colin Barfoot | Anna Barratt | Hattie Batten | Kieron Da-Silva Beckerton | Jason & Becky | Emma Bennett | Kelly Best | Kimberly Bevan | Ilse Black | Megan Burns | Benjamin Bridges | Jess Bugler | Bill Bytheway | Sophie Charalambous | Philip Cheater | Katherine Clewett | Mel Cole | Sophie Collier | Andrew Cooper | Lilian Cooper |Michelle Dawson | Barnaby Dicker | Lucy Donald | Kate O'Donnell | Pascal- Michel Dubois | Ella Edwards | Leanne Ellis | Geraint Evans | Yvonne Yiwen Feng | Helen Finney | Elizabeth Freeman | Jade Gilbert | Max Gimson | Thomas Goddard | Simon Goss | Alison Griffin | Beatrice Haines | Penny Hallas | Stephanie Harper | Anna Hopkins| Chris Shaw Hughes | Kieran Ingram | Jaqueline Jones | Ann Jordan | Tim Kelly | Mark Langley | Dalit Leon | Jelena Lunge | Sung Yeon Lim | Carolyn Little | George Little | Scott Mackenzie | Victoria Malcolm | Darren Marsh | Sonja Benskin Mesher | Arwel Micah | Richard Monahan | Rebecca Meanly-Eyre | Lawrence Nash | Eileen Newell | Robert Newell | Linda Norris | Marega Palser | Susanne Lund Pangrazio | Anthony Pearce | Nadja Plein | Jonathan Powell | Sean Puleston | Jasmin Reif | Howard Riley | Carole Sherman | Tim Shore | Gill Shreeve | Jayne Anita Smith | Kevin Smith | Jane Sproston | Frances Trace | Marc Renshaw | Marianne Walker | Pak- Keung Wan | Marc Treanor & Mark Weighton | Eleanor Wemyss | Anne-Marie Whaley | Sig Waller | Kate Walters | Elizabeth Waterhouse | Fran Williams | Lee Williams | Richard Williams | Steve Wright

posted on 14/11/2014


From Here & There: elysiumoffsite
Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. USA

Preview \ RHAGOLWG: Friday 26th September, 6-8pm / GWENER 26 MEDI , 6-8yp
Exhibition continues until 26th October / ARDDANGOSFA YN PARHAU TAN 26 HYDREF

Jonathan Anderson | Mia De Azevedo | Colin Barfoot | Anna Barratt | Hattie Batten | Kieron Da-Silva Beckerton | Jason & Becky | Emma Bennett | Kelly Best | Kimberly Bevan | Ilse Black | Megan Burns | Benjamin Bridges | Jess Bugler | Bill Bytheway | Sophie Charalambous | Philip Cheater | Katherine Clewett | Mel Cole | Sophie Collier | Andrew Cooper | Lilian Cooper |Michelle Dawson | Barnaby Dicker | Lucy Donald | Kate O'Donnell | Pascal- Michel Dubois | Ella Edwards | Leanne Ellis | Geraint Evans | Yvonne Yiwen Feng | Helen Finney | Elizabeth Freeman | Jade Gilbert | Max Gimson | Thomas Goddard | Simon Goss | Alison Griffin | Beatrice Haines | Penny Hallas | Stephanie Harper | Anna Hopkins| Chris Shaw Hughes | Kieran Ingram | Jaqueline Jones | Ann Jordan | Tim Kelly | Mark Langley | Dalit Leon | Jelena Lunge | Sung Yeon Lim | Carolyn Little | George Little | Scott Mackenzie | Victoria Malcolm | Darren Marsh | Sonja Benskin Mesher | Arwel Micah | Richard Monahan | Rebecca Meanly-Eyre | Lawrence Nash | Eileen Newell | Robert Newell | Linda Norris | Marega Palser | Susanne Lund Pangrazio | Anthony Pearce | Nadja Plein | Jonathan Powell | Sean Puleston | Jasmin Reif | Howard Riley | Carole Sherman | Tim Shore | Gill Shreeve | Jayne Anita Smith | Kevin Smith | Jane Sproston | Frances Trace | Marc Renshaw | Marianne Walker | Pak- Keung Wan | Marc Treanor & Mark Weighton | Eleanor Wemyss | Anne-Marie Whaley | Sig Waller | Kate Walters | Elizabeth Waterhouse | Fran Williams | Lee Williams | Richard Williams | Steve Wright

posted on 16/09/2014


From Here & There: Exhibition

Drawings have been selected for an exchange exhibition at Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado, USA and elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales.

© Darren Marsh

© Darren Marsh

Top image: attractor 9a02; pen on trace, 65cm x 49 cm, 2014
Bottom image: attractor 9a03; pen on trace, 65cm x 49 cm, 2014

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posted on 11/08/2014


Drawing Paper #7

Drawing Paper 7 Darren Marsh

The new issue of Drawing Paper features work from 23 artists: David Begley, Ria Fell, Hondartza Fraga, Ioanna Gouma, Sophie Jodoin, Barbara Jones, Darren Marsh, Neil Morris, Mike Parr, Ed Pien, Giulia Ricci, Michael Ridge & Elizabeth Scrase, Arthur Roberts, Marion Sagon, Jason Thompson, Peter Thum, Annabel Tilley, Daniella Turbin, Theo Vass, Jack Welsh, Simon Woolham, Beate Maria Worz, Hanneke Van Ryswyk.

Copies are currently available in Liverpool at the Bluecoat, The Royal Standard, Tate bookshop, FACT, Camp and Furnace + others. A full list of all UK wide outlets will be released next week, or you can View Drawing Paper #7 online.

Drawing Paper is a non-profit publication curated, designed and published by Mike Carney and Jon Barraclough. www.drawing-paper.tumblr.com

posted on 03/07/2014


New Work: MOUSE Diary Drawings [2014]

© Darren Marsh

184 MOUSE Diary pages are now online to view at darrenmarsh.co.uk. The project documents my daily desktop labor/activity for one year [2014]. The remaining 181 days will be uploaded at regular intervals through the year.

Image: Thursday 3 July; pen on printed paper, 21 cm x 29.7 cm

posted on 03/07/2014


SKETCH: Sketchbook#7 - Drawing As Search Process

© Darren Marsh
© Darren Marsh
© Darren Marsh

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Images from 'Sketchbook#7' selected for the SKETCH drawing prize 2013/14.
Mixed media, 72 pages, 20.5 cm x 29.5 cm, 2012/2013.

posted on 14/06/2014


MOUSE: Workshop

text festival

Drawings by Bury school pupils in response to the Mouse Diary drawings at The Dark Would exhibition. Workshop and Image by Philip Davenport.

posted on 12/06/2014


New Work: MOUSE Drawing #42

© Darren Marsh

Image: Mouse Drawing #42; pen on paper, 42 cm x 29.7 cm.

posted on 06/06/2014


The Dark Would Volume 3: Text Festival Exhibition
Text Festival, Bury Art Museum, 3 May - 9 July

text festival

text festival

Mouse diary drawings installed at The Dark Would exhibition.

posted on 29/05/2014


The Dark Would Volume 3: Text Festival
Text Festival, Bury Art Museum, 3 May - 9 July

text festival

The Text Festival in Bury is an internationally recognised event investigating contemporary language art [poetry, text art, sound and media text, live art]. THE DARK WOULD anthology came out of Philip Davenport's decade-long involvement with Tony Trehy and the Text Festival. Volume 3 takes up works and forms with stages of development beyond the Book into the Exhibition space. Exhibition includes works by arthur+martha, derek beaulieu, Maria Chevska, Paula Claire, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Matt Dalby, Maria Damon, Philip Davenport, Steve Fowler, anatol knotek, Darren Marsh, Tamarin Norwood, Wang Jun, Rosmarie Waldrop, Richard Wentworth and Eric Zboya.

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posted on 24/04/2014 | updated 01/05/214


Beyond The Dark Would: Text Festival Event
Text Festival, Met Arts Centre, Saturday 3 May 2pm, FREE

derek beaulieu

The ground-breaking Dark Would anthology has created a space that encourages conversations between artists and writers, musicians and sculptors, dancers and poets film-makers and performers – the implications of this dialogue are explored in an event breaking down the whole notion of distinction between artforms. Performances and conversation from derek beaulieu, Caroline Bergvall, Marton Koppany and Ron Silliman, chaired by Philip Davenport.

Image: derek beaulieu installing work at The Dark Would, Bury 2014

posted on 24/04/2014 | updated 01/05/214


ISBN 978-1-909388-06-2: Drawing

Details from further preparatory drawings for the ISBN book project planned to be published by Apple Pie.

darren marsh ISBN 978-1-909388-06-2

darren marsh ISBN 978-1-909388-06-2

darren marsh ISBN 978-1-909388-06-2

posted on 10/04/2014


SKETCH: Exhibiton 26th March - 10th April
Plymouth College Of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth, PL4 8AT

The SKETCH Sketchbook drawing prize arrives at the final leg of its tour at Plymouth College of Art this Wednesday. PV from 5.30pm-7pm.

SKETCH Sketchbook Drawing Prize and Exhibition promotes the diversity and importance of drawing, and the role of the sketchbook in contemporary fine art practice.

posted on 24/03/2014


INDA9 International Drawing Annual: SELECTION
Manifest INDA project, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA

darren marsh ISBN 978-1-909388-06-2

Work has been selected for inclusion in the INDA 9 International Drawing Annual published by Manifest gallery, Cincinnati, USA.

'The publication was conceived as an extension of Manifest's Drawing Center mission to promote, feature, and explore drawing as a rich and culturally significant art form. The goal of the INDA is to support the recognition, documentation, and publication of excellent, current, and relevant works of drawing from around the world.' The publication is due for release early 2015.

posted on 16/03/2014


eBOOK COVER DESIGN: this is not a love song

Finella Davenport this is not a love song

Design by Darren Marsh. Cover photograph by Julia Grime.
ePublished by Apple Pie Editions.

posted on 14/03/2014


ISBN 978-1-909388-06-2: Drawing

Images/details from the first of a series of preparatory drawings for a book project planned to be published by Apple Pie later this year.

darren marsh ISBN 978-1-909388-06-2

darren marsh ISBN 978-1-909388-06-2

darren marsh ISBN 978-1-909388-06-2

Image: Untitled; pen on tracing paper, 65cm x 49 cm, 2014.

posted on 01/03/2014


THE DARK WOULD: Summerhall Installation Images

darren marsh the dark would summerhall

darren marsh the dark would summerhall

darren marsh the dark would summerhall

Images from top
Mouse Drawing #39 - FEUILLETS INUTILES, Sequence of FEUILLETS INUTILES drawings #38, #39, and #41 with Tom Philips 'After Henry James' and Richard Wentworth 'Said the Spider to the Fly' in background, FEUILLETS INUTILES sequence with Eric Zboya 'Chasm of Lethe' in background
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posted on 16/01/2014


re-title: New Works / Page Update

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posted on 07/01/2014


SKETCH: Exhibiton 10th January - 8th February
BLACK SWAN ARTS, 2 Bridge St Frome, BA11 1BB

The SKETCH Sketchbook drawing prize arrives at Black Swan Arts, Frome this coming Friday. PV from 6pm-8pm.

SKETCH2013 Sketchbook Drawing Prize and Exhibition promotes the diversity and importance of drawing, and the role of the sketchbook in contemporary fine art practice.

posted on 05/01/2014


THE DARK WOULD: Philip Davenport on summerhall.tv

Curator and poet Philip Davenport introduces 'The Dark Would', featuring work from world-leading poets and text artists exploring the maze of living and dying. A variety of works from contributors such as Jenny Holzer, Richard Long, Susan Hiller, Tom Phillips, Simon Patterson, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Tony Lopez, Richard Wentworth, Caroline Bergvall, Lawrence Weiner, Fiona Banner and many others.

Work from Stéphane Mallarmé kindly contributed by the Heart Fine Art Archive.

posted on 15/12/2013


THE DARK WOULD: Summerhall Exhibition, Edinburgh

marton koppany the dark would summerhall

the dark would summerhall ian hamilton finlay tony lopez the dark would summerhall sarah sanders I USED TO the dark would summerhall sarah sanders I USED TO the dark would summerhall tom phillips the dark would summerhall

Images from top left
The Secret by Marton Koppany / 'a quilt for when you are homeless' by arthur+martha central - on wall from left Alec Finlay, Tom Phillips, Caroline Bergvall / Ian Hamilton Finlay is Dead by Philip Davenport - on right slate Homer by Tony Lopez / Sarah Sanders I USED TO / Sarah Sanders I USED TO closeup / After Henry James by Tom Phillips. All images courtesy of Philip Davenport and Julia Grime.

posted on 10/12/2013


THE DARK WOULD: Exhibition 7th December - 24th January 2014
Launch (open to public) 7pm, Friday 6th December, 2013
Summerhall, Edinburgh, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

the dark would anthology

World-leading poets and text artists exhibit works that cross the boundary of living and dying in The Dark Would: Richard Long, Susan Hiller, Tony Lopez, Jenny Holzer, Simon Patterson, Richard Wentworth, Caroline Bergvall, Erica Baum, Ron Silliman and many others, including outsider artists.

The Dark Would uses notions of mortality to collapse old, dead categories ('Conceptual Art', 'Concrete Poetry', 'Text art', 'Vispo' etc.) repositioning artists alongside poets and outsiders, and freeing space for new ideas.

Curator Philip Davenport: "This is an extraordinary gathering that asks what it is to have a body and to lose it. Perhaps this is best done by people for whom language is itself a state of in-between-ness… artists who use language and poets who are artists. Here, the material of language is used as a metaphor for human material, our own bodies. Whether poets or homeless people, outsiders or art stars - we all have to find our way through the dark."

New work has been made especially for the show by Richard Wentworth and commissioned pieces include rorschach drawings by Mike Chavez-Dawson, made from the names of dead poets and a written stairwell by Sarah Sanders. The Dark Would will also have 'answering' works by dead artists and poets including Stephane Mallarme, Ian Hamilton Finlay and Joseph Beuys, taken from Paul Robertson's extensive Summerhall avant-garde collection.

Summerhall hosts the world premiere of this ground-breaking exhibition curated by poet Philip Davenport, which will travel to other venues. The Dark Would exhibition is an out-growth of the large same-title anthology of language art, edited by Davenport and published by Apple Pie Editions 2013.

Exhibition contributors: arthur+martha, Erica Baum, Caroline Bergvall, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Maria Chevska, Matt Dalby, Philip Davenport, Steve Emmerson, Alec Finlay, Rob Fitterman, Steve Giasson, Susan Hiller, Jenny Holzer, Marton Koppany, Laurence Lane, Richard Long, Tony Lopez, Darren Marsh, Simon Patterson, Tom Phillips, Sarah Sanders, Ron Silliman, Carolyn Thompson, Carol Watts, Richard Wentworth and many others.

posted on 22/11/2013

 

SKETCH: Seminar 28th September
The Role Of The Sketchbook In Contemporay Fine Art Practice
Rabley Drawing Centre, Rabley Barn, Marlborough, SN8 2LW

The discussion panel will include Sarah Bodman, Senior Research Fellow for Artists' Books at the Centre for Fine Print Research, Emma Stibbon RA, Sandy Sykes SKETCH2005 prize-winner and Cat Roissetter SKETCH2011 prizewinner.

posted on 10/09/2013

 

SKETCH Sketchbook Drawing Prize: SELECTED
Touring Exhibition 16 September – 10 April 2014
Rabley Drawing Centre, Rabley Barn, Marlborough, SN8 2LW

SKETCH Sketchbook Drawing Prize and Exhibition promotes the diversity and importance of drawing, and the role of the sketchbook in contemporary fine art practice. This year 54 sketchbooks have been selected from a national open submission of 700 by a distinguished panel of judges.

Exhibition Dates and Venues
16 September – 12 October 2013
RABLEY DRAWING CENTRE, Rabley Barn, Marlborough, SN8 2LW
10 January – 8 February 2014
BLACK SWAN ARTS – FROME, 2 Bridge St Frome, BA11 1BB
17 March – 22 April 2014
PLYMOUTH COLLEGE OF ART, Tavistock Place,Plymouth, PL4 8AT

posted on 19/07/2013

 

THE DARK WOULD: Whitechapel Book Launch Event

caroline bergvall tony lopez sarah sanders Peter Jaeger Philip Davenport simon patterson

Images from top left
Caroline Bergvall, Tony Lopez, Sarah Sanders, Peter Jaeger/Philip Davenport/Lucy Harvest-Clarke, Simon Patterson in conversation with Philip Davenport. All images courtesy of Julia Grime.

posted on 18/04/2013

 

THE DARK WOULD: Book Launch Event Thursday 11 April - 9pm
Edited by Philip Davenport and designed by Darren Marsh.
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX

the dark would anthology

A major new language art anthology launches at Whitechapel Gallery in London on April 11. There are readings/talks from Tony Lopez, Caroline Bergvall, Simon Patterson and performance from Sarah Saunders on the night. The event is ticketed £4/3 (concs.)

THE DARK WOULD gathers work by over 100 contributors including some of the most noted artists and poets alive today: Richard Long, Jenny Holzer, Fiona Banner, Maggie O' Sullivan, Tacita Dean, Tom Phillips, Tom Raworth, Nja Mahdaoui, Lawrence Weiner, Susan Hiller, Tsang Kin-Wah, Charles Bernstein and many, many more.

This is a moment in time when poets and many artists share the same primary material: language. Conceptual art, vispo, text art, outsider art, conceptual poetry, flarf, concrete poetry, live art, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, sound scores... THE DARK WOULD is a compelling document, alchemising text into art into text.

The book retails at £29.99 for both paper and electronic volumes together and is available from Amazon, Apple Pie Editions website (distributed by KFS) the Tate and LMAK projects in New York.

View sample of the paper book | View sample of the kindle book

posted on 05/03/2013

 

SELECTED: ANONYME ZEICHNER 24 March - 20 April
Kunstverein Tiergarten | Galerie Nord, Berlin, Germany

anonymous drawing anonyme zeichner

Anonyme Zeichner was founded in 2006 by the artist Anke Becker. 800 drawings of international artists will be presented anonymously in an exhibition. There are no specifications regarding the content of the drawings. The only formal rule: the maximum size of the exhibited drawings is 29,70 - 42,00 cm (A3). The age, biography or gender of the participants will not be requested and do not play any role in the selection: The selection for the exhibitons will be made without looking at the names. What counts is the art itself and not the biography.

The idea behind: What is the line between what is and is not art? What is a good drawing? How can one develop a personal definition of value if the sales-prices are all identical? How does one's own assessment change if there is no information at all about the artist? It is all about the art and not current market-value. With Anonymous Drawings the common rules of the art-market are reversed in an experimental way turned upside down. In this way new space for unprejudiced viewing, judging and purchasing of the exhibited art emerges. Many single pieces of art become one total work of art. Each and every anonymous artist becomes part of an collective installation where hierarchies do not exist.

Anonyme Zeichner is an action against separation, competition and monoculture within the art-market and a tribute to the inexhaustible medium of drawing.

posted on 25/02/2013

 

THE DARK WOULD: Southbank Centre 6 February
Panel discussion held as a Poetry Library Special Edition event.

posted on 11/02/2013