Catalina Montesinos
Neonate Incipient 2011

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Fieroza Doorsen
Untitled 2013

Fieroza Doorsen, Catalina Montesinos, Terry Smith, Helen Turner

20 March – 18 April 2014


DRAWING brings together works on paper by three visual artists with objects by a ceramicist, exploring ideas about mark making in two and three dimensions.
The exhibition plays with notions of surface and signature, presenting distinctly individual approaches to materiality and the potency of the hand-made.

Fieroza Doorsen has shown internationally since the mid 1980s, with solo exhibitions at the Kenny Goss Gallery, Texas in 2006 and the Eagle Gallery in 2007. Her work shares affinities with the traditions of Arte Povera and employs found paper as the basis for voluptuous forms drawn in henna, ink and densely worked pastel. The images suggest sculptural objects, described in a single flowing line or by the massed volume of powdered pigment held on the surface of the paper.

Catalina Montesinos was born in Peru and originally trained as a painter until progressive blindness led her to turn to clay as a medium through which she could continue to work. Her ceramics are now entirely made through ‘touch’, with their coloured glazes chosen from memory. From smooth ‘stones’ of slowly fired porcelain, to tiny paper-thin vessels or large pots that undulate with antediluvian details, Montesinos’ work offers an enormously eloquent range of mark making.

Terry Smith’s multi media practice investigates space and the poetry of the everyday.
He has exhibited internationally since the 1990s and in 2008 received a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award in recognition of a body that encompasses site-specific interventions, video installations and sound works. Smith’s Sparks drawings reflect the practice of his large-scale wall cuttings and are incised into the surfaces of coated paper, covered with oil stick and then further erased. In this sculptural notion of drawing the surface of the paper becomes three-dimensional through relief and indentation.

Helen Turner’s bold and rough-hewn image aspire to the simplicity of a child’s drawing. Often made on scraps of canvas or wallpaper their unselfconscious strokes of gouache or daubed glitter celebrate things the artist enjoys. Turner had a solo exhibition with the Eagle Gallery in 2013 and has shown in group exhibitions including the John Moores 22, Liverpool and the Transition Gallery, London.


James Fisher has curated an exhibition for the Lion and Lamb Gallery, Hoxton, which runs from 28 March – 19 April.  Enclosures presents contemporary approaches to the relationship between the area of cloth circumscribed in a painting and a landscape. Fisher will be delivering a talk at the Lion and Lamb Gallery on the afternoon of 12 April.

Emma Hill has been invited to curate a 20-year survey of the Eagle Gallery’s artists’ book publications at the Scuola di Grafica, Venice. The exhibition opens on Wednesday 9 April.

For further details or photographs please contact the Gallery on 020 7833 2674
or email: emmahilleagle@aol.com

Gallery opening hours Wed - Fri 11 - 6, Sat 11 - 4
and by appointment


Terry Smith
Sparks no 7 2006