‘Tone’ – Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, 2011

Tone’ was held at Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town in April/May 2011

Most of us have a long and close relationship with music. From elements which are often non-narrative, mostly repetitive and largely abstract, we extract or assemble meaningful experience, repeatedly. And yet, when it comes to visual art, we rely more readily on elements like representation, symbolism and narrative. I address this here in a series of 26 pencil drawings (variously titled Tone, Pitch and Field), a linocut and two sculptures. Using a reduced palette and only line and its sculptural equivalent, edge, I explore visual correspondents for music and sound, and their constituent parts.



Paul Edmunds - Tone

Tone 2011
Polypropylene, hardware


Paul Edmunds - Timbre

Timbre 2011
Polypropylene, hardware


Paul Edmunds - Field 1

Field 1 2011
Pencil on paper


Paul Edmunds - Field 2

Field 2 2011
Pencil on paper


Paul Edmunds - Field 3

Field 3 2011
Pencil on paper


Paul Edmunds - Field 4

Field 4 2011
Pencil on paper


Paul Edmunds - Pitch 1

Pitch 1 2011
Pencil on paper


Paul Edmunds - Pitch 2

Pitch 2 2011
Pencil on paper


Paul Edmunds - Pitch 3

Pitch 3 2011
Pencil on paper


Paul Edmunds - Pitch 4

Pitch 4 2011
Pencil on paper


Paul Edmunds - Pitch 5

Pitch 5 2011
Pencil on paper


Paul Edmunds - Pitch 6

Pitch 6 2011
Pencil on paper


 

Paul Edmunds - Tone 1

Tone 1 2011
Pencil on paper


 

Paul Edmunds - Tone 2

Tone 2 2011
Pencil on paper


Paul Edmunds - Tone 3

Tone 3 2011
Pencil on paper


 

Paul Edmunds - Tone 4

Tone 4 2011
Pencil on paper


 

Paul Edmunds - Tone 5

Tone 5 2011
Pencil on paper


 

Paul Edmunds - Tone 6

Tone 6 2011
Pencil on paper



 

 

Paul Edmunds - Tone 7

Tone 7 2011
Pencil on paper


Paul Edmunds - Tone 8

Tone 8 2011
Pencil on paper


 

Paul Edmunds - Tone 9

Tone 9 2011
Pencil on paper


 

Paul Edmunds - Tone 10

Tone 10 2011
Pencil on paper


 

Paul Edmunds - Tone 11

Tone 11 2011
Pencil on paper


 

Paul Edmunds - Tone 12

Tone 12 2011
Pencil on paper