Looking back at over 40 years of work, New York based artist Anthony McCall is joined in conversation by artists Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone to discuss the important role of drawing in his practice.
This event marks the release of Anthony McCall: Notebooks and Conversations published by Lund Humphries. The book comprises McCall’s unseen working drawings, and ten years of conversations between the three artists.
New York based artist Anthony McCall is known for his ‘solid-light’ installations, a series that he began in 1973 with his seminal Line Describing a Cone, in which a volumetric form composed of projected light slowly evolves in three-dimensional space.
McCall’s work has also been exhibited at, amongst others, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (2004); Tate Britain, London, England (2004); SFMoMA, San Francisco (2007); Serpentine Gallery, London, England (2007-8); Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy (2009); and the Faena Arts Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2013).
Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone have worked together since 1993. Their 16mm films are primarily concerned with the conventions of representing architectural space. Most recently they have exhibited in, amongt others, Glass! Love! Perpetual Motion! Anthology Film Archives, New York (2014); A Merman I Should Turn To Be, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London (2014); Assembly: A survey of recent artists’ film and video in Britain 2008–2013, Tate Britain (2014); The Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, Japan (2013).