To encounter is to step into the unknown. It’s the sensation of experiencing something daring and sometimes the unfamiliar. This was the case for artist Frank To when he decided to defer the final year of his degree at art school in 2002 in favour of travel and the study of the Old Masters’ works in Europe.
The exhibition focuses on the artist’s perception of the use of drawing as the traditional training method for artists, as well as the ‘encounter’ of studying the artworks of the Old Masters.
Inspired by his research with the Perth Museum & Art Gallery permanent collection this exhibition includes new large drawings by Frank and a new copper-plate gunpowder work for the collection.
Frank To use this experience of encountering the artworks to improve his technical and conceptual abilities which is now central to his own practice and teaching at Perth College UHII which he lectures at.
Perth Museum closed Monday 25 March.
This Event is part of the wider Platform 2018 Festival
Platform (24-31 March 2018) is a contemporary art festival celebrating the best of Perth & Kinross’s artists, makers and creative industries. In this second year, Platform will give you a week of exhibitions, performance, music, talks and workshops to choose from in over 18 venues across Perth & Kinross.
Platform encourages artists and audiences to push their creative boundaries through collaboration, participation and trying something different.