Jun 6 – Jul 25, 2014
Midway and Counting is an exhibit of a new body of work that engages time and accumulation through twenty-five years of Lawrence’s journals. The graphite drawings included in the exhibition are circular grids based on charts made while digitizing hand written journals. There is a clear sense of the amount of writing over the years, not so much of what is written. Fueled by personal ambivalence about how much to reveal, and how much to withhold, the drawings give a dynamic macro view of the activity of journaling over time while maintaining the inherent privacy of the writing. Notations of the presence or absence of an entry become data that is visualized in patterns that share resonance with pre-Columbian calendars, celestial charts, woven baskets, tubes, spheres, and discs.
– Annette Lawrence, May 2014
Midway and Counting also includes two installation works made exclusively for The Gallery at Vaudeville.
Lawrence has been the subject of numerous one-person exhibitions and was included in the 1997 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is an alumnus of the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Skowhegan School. Originally from New York, Lawrence lives and works in Denton, Texas and is a Professor and Chair of Studio Art in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas.