Art focuses on forensics

Artist Michael Esson with his Mixed Metaphor – A Drawing Survey at the Grafton Regional Gallery.
Artist Michael Esson with his Mixed Metaphor – A Drawing Survey at the Grafton Regional Gallery.

IF YOU are strolling through the Grafton Regional Gallery this month, don't worry, you haven't stepped into a crime scene.

The works currently displayed at the gallery come from Michael Esson and comprise highly original drawings and installations which focus on the figure and forensic investigation.

The works are drawn from Michael's 30 years of artistic practice.

Drawing is a primary tool of the artist as well as many other disciplines where there is a need to investigate, record on site and define ideas and concepts.

The immediacy and availability of materials can make drawing the most interactive and useful skill as well as an exercise in fearless exploration.

In this exhibition the process of inspiration and experience of one of Australia's most dedicated artists is drawn out and focused on contemporary drawing.

Michael Esson is the director of the International Drawing Research Institute at the College of Fine Arts University of NSW and has for many years taught the discipline of drawing as an investigative art.

Also on display at the Grafton Regional Gallery until Sunday, October 23, are Tree & Leaf by Jenny Kitchener and Patrycia Buckland and Landscapes and Cross Sections by Peter Lane and Jim Cross.

The Grafton Regional Gallery is located at 158 Fitzroy St, Grafton, and is open 10am to 4pm from Tuesday to Sunday.

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