Kyle Beal // Taking Notes.
Kyle Beal's drawings, realized in charcoal, watercolour and ink, depict close-ups of domestic surfaces, a corner of the kitchen table or the window of the front door. In each, there is an accurately scaled post-it or other type of note. The kind we might leave ourselves and others. Given that each work measures 9"w x 12"h a note on a square of canary yellow or pristine white can start to dominate the picture plane. Kind of like a person talking too loud in an empty room. The notes allude to fictional yet plausible situations and events, from the intimate to the cooly impersonal. A place of relationships and ideas populated by navel gazers, time wasters, inconsiderate lovers, door to door salespeople and peeping Toms. All in all they are (often petty) ideas understood, (trivialities) acted out, and (fleeting) emotions known to be at least partially accurate. These drawings find a place within Kyle Beal's practice through his use of drawing as a media, and through the use of la nguage, and humour as direct means to engage and challenge the viewer.
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