Black Pony Gallery Hosts Charles Zuill Exhibition

Black Pony Gallery is presenting Memory & Mark-earning, a new collection of metalpoint drawings by neighborhood artist Charles Zuill, with the on-line solo exhibition offers 14 initial artworks that exhibit the use of silver, gold, copper and brass to draw.

The exhibition operates November 29 – December 15, 2021.

Eclipse, 2021. Brass and silverpoint on black gesso

Charles Zuill, Eclipse, brass and silverpoint drawing on black gesso Bermuda Nov 29 2021

A previous Bermuda Higher education artwork lecturer, he has worked on for the complete 12 months, utilizing the ancient approach of metalpoint drawings.

He stated, “Although I have extensive preferred to investigate the use of metals as a drawing media, it was only throughout the the latest Covid lockdown that I very seriously undertook this sort of an investigation. To prepare, I study what is stated to be the crucial specialized handbook on the strategy, specifically Silverpoint and Metalpoint Drawing, A Total Guidebook To The Medium, by Susan Schwalb and Tom Mazzullo.”

“Metalpoint has arrive and long gone in style about the hundreds of years, but not long ago it has attained renewed recognition. It is now attainable to invest in rather unique and treasured resources this sort of as gold and platinum metalpoints as effectively as treated papers of varying shades. Even though the products are pricey, the sturdiness is truly worth the investment decision.”

Unfolding, 2021. Silverpoint on black gesso

Charles Zuill, Unfolding, 2021, silverpoint on black gesso, Bermuda Nov 29 2021

A spokesperson mentioned, :Related to the will work Zuill presented in the inaugural edition of the Atlantic Environment Artwork Reasonable in June, this collection has been motivated by childhood recollections and impressions from literature, in particular mythology. The artist also makes reference to “imagery from the Apocalypse and other Biblical references, aspects of Bermudian architecture, and themes advised by travel.”

The method of metalpoint drawing is affected individual do the job. Mr Zuill explained, “Because of the hardness of this media, it does not lend itself to this kind of gestural simplicity as is identified with softer supplies these as with brush and ink or delicate graphite. The artworks evolve slowly, sometimes by trial and mistake, till sooner or later the composition comes together into a cohesive total. These peaceful, intriguing will work motivate close-wanting and potentially a dram of science fiction. Enjoy!”

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