Anita Cummins Draw the lineOpening: Tuesday 16 August, 6-8pm Dates: 16 August-3 September 2011
‘Draw the line’ is a material investigation into how obsessive-compulsive drawing and collecting can be explored through spatial practice. This project begins with a packet of textas and a box of sedimentary packaging amassed for re-purposing. Throughout the repetitive and spontaneous
mark-making process, a delicate balance is sought between knowledge-based and intuitive decisions in relation to colour and spatial arrangements.
Combinations are discovered or revisited and as the packet of textas is pushed to the limit, some colours remain saturated while others begin to fade over time. The resulting work forms a celebratory offering in the surrendering to addictive behaviours in art production. Anita Cummins is a Melbourne based artist working predominantly with abstract colour installations. Recent shows include ‘Pantone Pom-Pom’ held at Mailbox 141 in 2009 and group show ‘Insert Coin Here’ in 2010, held at various locations around Melbourne. Anita graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Creative Arts in Visual Media.