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Exploring the Figure

The Mark Group Exhibition
The Schreiner Gallery
25 January to 11 March 2007

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The Mark Group, which had its origins in the life drawing classes run by the Midlands Arts and Crafts Society, have met regularly for the past three or four years. The core group, who draw from live models at a member's home, meet with the expanded group at a community hall once a month.

Penny Forder figure drawingThe exhibition consists of drawings in various media, including pastel and water colour, all based on the human figure. The exhibition highlights the process of artmaking and shows us the journey of a group of artists traveling together.

The variety of creative backgrounds, such as painting, collage and fibre art from which the artists come, seem to influence the way they respond to a live model. Sessions are untutored, but group members comment freely on each other's work. These consistent group experiences are subsequently used by individual artists to inspire further work in their respective fields.

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