Pushing Paper Online Gallery
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Summer in the City 2020-
North East England
Durham University's Summer in the City Online Festival

This image by Carolyn Corfield¬† features in an online response to the British Museum touring exhibition ‘Pushing Paper’. A display of contemporary drawing hosted by Durham University’s Oriental Museum which includes work by David Hockney and Grayson Perry unfortunately closed during lockdown. To draw attention to this event Eleanor Matthews of Interface Arts sent members and other interested artists an image at random from the catalogue to elicit their response for an online exhibition as part of Durham’s digital ‘Summer in the City Festival’.¬† A work by Roger Ackling, who used sunlight to make marks on wood, was the inspiration for ‘Sunburn’ by Carolyn which references the myth of Icarus. Using gamma adjustment to encode the luminance i.e. tristimulus values of her sculptural images, she references his work in aspects of title, theme and creative process. As a mixed media sculptor specializing in ceramics, such digital manipulation is a new development in her working practice. To see more of these responses to the Pushing Paper Exhibition go to