Elizabeth Ogilvie
Curated by Adrien Henri Miranda Strickland-Constable Tony Cragg

Serpentine Gallery London 1981
Drawing Installation
Publication: Summer Shows
Extract Elizabeth Ogilvie Adrian Henri

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Clear Cascades! In the waves immaculate, the summer moon
Graphite on paper on board 6 panels each 244x61cm

The two immediately appealing things about Elizabeth Ogilvie’s giant wave- drawings are their meticulous execution, and their attempt to do the impossible: to pin down fleeting moments from a subject that is never still. Canute-like, she attempts to still the waves to make sense of their ever-shifting patterns for us.

Extract Elizabeth Ogilvie Adrian Henri 1981

Luminous and cool is the way a pebble sinks into the blue pool
Graphite on paper on board two 3-fold screens each 183x183cm