Encounter Contemporary

Draw Art Fair

Whitney Mcveigh

Draw ART Fair 

Saatchi Gallery

15-19 MAY 2019

Encounter Contemporary will present a solo exhibition of recent works on paper by Whitney Mcveigh (1968). Stand G6.3.

Draw Art Fair will be the first fair in the UK dedicated to modern and contemporary drawing. It aims to present all facets of drawing as a fundamental practice and to create a platform where rare works by modern masters and recent works from the 21st century will stand side by side. 

McVeigh has travelled extensively to carry out her practice and held residencies in Mexico, India, China and South Africa. Recent solo exhibitions include; What is Worthwhile Doing in this World, Mount Stuart Visual Arts, Scotland (2019), Elegy to Nature, Eykyn Maclean, New York (2018), Language of Memory, Summerhall Arts, Edinburgh (2016), Inventory: Invisible Companion, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2015) and presentation of the film ‘Birth’: Origins at the end of life at the Royal Academy, London (2015). Recent group exhibitions include Plato in LA: Contemporary Artists’ Visions, Getty Villa, Los Angeles (2018), Not a Single Story, The Wanas Foundation, Sweden and Nirox Foundation, South Africa (2018), Culture Lines: Sans Frontieres, Metamatic-Taf Foundation, Athens (2016), Unlocking the Diary, The Archiving of Nameless Memories, Folkestone Triennial, Kent (2014) and Glass Stress, White Light/White Heat, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice (2013). 

Whitney McVeigh is Fellow in Creative Practice at University of the Arts, London. She was featured in the BBC4 television documentary, Where is Modern Art Now (2009) alongside Sir Anthony Caro, Michael Landy, Grayson Perry and Cornelia Parker. Simon Schama’s recent essay on Mcveigh’s practice ‘The Happenstance of Illumination’ (2018) will be published in his forthcoming book Wordy (Simon & Schuster). 

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