You started this series of drawings while away at a residency. Where were you and how did that environment affect your work?
I was in Itoshima for 2 months, a town on the western edge of Fukuoka, Japan. I was staying in a small house in a rural farming area next to the sea. Every day I would bike 30 minutes to the closest 7eleven to get food and then spend the rest of the day listening to audio books and drawing. I would sometimes go a week without talking to anyone apart from maybe a brief exchange with the 7eleven clerk. I was amazed at how much work you can get done once you remove all outside distractions.
There is an amazing quality of light in your new drawings. Can you tell us about the materials and techniques used to create them?
My materials have remained the same (mechanical pencils, paper and kneadable erasure) but I spend less time trying to make things photo realistic as in previous work.
Dangersome Dreaming, 2015
Graphite on paper. 7 x 10 in.
What websites are you currently into?
tumblr mostly. 😉
A Fevered Undertaking, 2015
Graphite on paper. 16.25 x 11.5 in.
A Terrible Alliance , 2015
Graphite on paper. 19.5 x 13.5 in.
The Troublesome Tailwagger, 2015
Graphite on paper. 7 x 10 in. unframed, 10.25 x 13.5 in. framed
Adrienne Kammerer, along with artists Ryan Travis Christian, David Jien, and Toshio Saeki, examine storytelling through the channeling of subconscious narratives in the latest exhibition: Happily Until Their Deaths