Conduit Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of work by Annette Lawrence: Standard Time. With an ongoing interest in the implications of the written word as object and idea, Lawrence’s works in Standard Time include a series of 12 graphite drawings and a large scale installation mined from meticulous digitization of the artist’s own journals which span 25 years. The exhibition will be the first for Lawrence at Conduit Gallery.
In Standard Time, Annette Lawrence has created a monthly visual representation of 25 years of journal writing into 12 graphite drawings on paper and a multi-layered suspended transparent photo print installation. The presence or absence of Lawrence’s journal entries per day, month, and year are codified and transcribed into darkened or empty cells within circular grids. The graphite drawings reveal the mark of Lawrence’s hand while maintaining the privacy of the written words. Lawrence creates a system that offers a cumulative view of day-to-day actions in two and three dimensions. The large circular grids