Underground Attractions by Vicky Smith

01.10.10
Linear, Dryden Goodwin, 2010 Vicky Smith considers Dryden Goodwin’s Linear project for London Underground and its antecedent, the lightning sketch. The ’lightning sketch’ was a turn-of-the-19th-century vaudeville act. It involved a performer who drew and commented upon an image whilst quickly changing it’s form, thereby stimulating the audience into a play of guessing game. A series of still and moving portraits of Transport for London staff, Dryden Goodwin’s ...
Linear

30.04.10
Linear, Dryden Goodwin Londoners traveling from Southwark and London Bridge tube stations may well be familiar with the images above. As part of TfL’s Art on the Underground initiative artist Dryden Goodwin has been commissioned to draw sixty portraits of individuals working in various roles on the Jubilee line. Rendered in multiple layers of delicate pencil strokes and scribbles, the blown-up portraits are presented outside the stations ...