Drawing Breath

Lys Hansen, Reach_Berlin, (detail), 2002, mixed media

Drawing Breath, marks the second phase of Cooper Gallery’s Materiality & Metaphysics Series, which presents drawings, photographs and video works by the influential Scottish painter Lys Hansen and the up-and-coming Teesside based artist Kraig Wilson, whose works draw attention to the haunting encounter between the mind and the world.

The exhibition choreographs a body of raw, potent and astonishing works from two generations. Interrogating what appears abstract, but which is the root of daily experience; the reflection upon materiality and metaphysics present in Hansen and Wilson’s artistic explorations, echoes the conversations generated in the juxtaposition of their works.

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Lys Hansen & Kraig Wilson – Drawing Breath
Cooper Gallery
Exhibition: 2 – 30 March 2012
In-Conversation Event: 14 March, 11am – 12.30pm, D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tower Building, University of Dundee, Perth Road, Dundee. All Welcome – no need to book.

Kraig Wilson, Still Life (Mother), 2010, photograph