UHArts continues its partnership with St Albans Museum + Gallery, bringing visual arts exhibitions to the newly opened Museum which features international and local artists.

Hand Drawn Action Packed features ten international artists whose practice springs from drawing and reveals the medium’s infinite possibilities for narrative invention: Marcel Dzama, Marcel van Eeden, Inci Eviner, Yun-Fei Ji, William Kentridge, Nalini Malani, Otobong Nkanga, Raymond Pettibon, Amy Sillman and Rinus Van de Velde.

The exhibition explores narrative in drawing and its many forms: from stories unfolding through a sequence, to single images combined with words, and animation. The artists in Hand Drawn Action Packed make imaginative use of their tools - from a smartphone, a stick of charcoal to pen and ink - for story-telling social critique and political allegory.

Banner Image: Nalini Malani, Part Object (detail), 2007-8. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong & Co.

Images in order of appearance:

Otobong Nkanga, Scaffolding - Loss (detail), from Scaffolding Series, 2018. © the artist, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam

Inci Eviner, Beuys Underground (still), 2017,  © the artist

Marcel Dzama, A Time Will Come or Delilah and Goliath, 2017,  © the artist, 2018. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London/Hong Kong

Marcel van Eeden, THE RADIO STATION, 2018, © the artist, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Spr├╝th Magers

Raymond Pettibon, No Title (No pepper games…), 2015,  © the artist, 2018. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London/Hong Kong

William Kentridge, Untitled (Video Transfers), 2002,  Courtesy and © the artist, 2018

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