Jock Clutterbuck: Sculptures and Drawings


Catalogue published in 2008 to coincide with the exhibition: Jock Clutterbuck, Sculptures and Drawings.

Sometime in the 1980's, Jock Clutterbuck began to draw the sounds he heard around him: individual events in the rural landscape, unlike the the continuous rumble and scatter of urban noise. Clutterbuck translated these distinct sounds into drawings which grow from points on the page, foregrounding the resonance of the sound into surrounding space through figure/ground patterns, which might be considered sound/silence in acoustic terms. With their gnomic and parallel growths, these drawings propose yet another image of a hybrid era that has always been central to Clutterbuck's art: the area between space and time, between volume and duration.

Words by Alex Selenitsch