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Hands and Feet

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Cally Trench's drawings of hands and feet are portraits and self-portraits, as expressive in their way as faces.

Her set of Hands 1-9 drawings (2018) are life-size drawings of her own hands, drawn with both hands, and act as self-portraits. Each drawing is 40 x 40 cm, and they are intended to be hung in a grid, as below. They were shown in Siblings Cannot Agree at the Heseltine Gallery, Middleton Cheney in 2018, and in Making Connections at South Hill Park, Bracknell, in 2020. A photograph of Hands 2 was included in the FiLiA Arts 2019 exhibitions.

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Hands (2017) below shows two pairs of hands, in ink on paper (40 x 40 cm), again drawn with both right and left hands. The drawing was shown in Draw/Bridge, Zug/Brücke (curated by Alex Dewart) at Galerie REMISE, Berlin and at ARTHOUSE1, London in 2017.

Hands by Cally Trench

Hand (2016) is a short timelapse film (18 seconds) made up of drawings that Cally Trench made between 2013 and 2016 of her left hand, drawn from life, in ink on paper, all 10 x 15 cm. The hand appears to drum on a surface or maybe play invisible musical instruments. The music was specially written for the film by composer Josh Hagley in 2016.

Hand was shown in Draw/Bridge, Zug/Brücke (curated by Alex Dewart) at ARTHOUSE1 in 2017.

Cally Trench's drawings of Feet (2013-2017) are in ink on paper, or in charcoal, pastels and ink on paper, drawn from life, and all 15 x 10 cm. Collection of Feet drawings and the Feet film were shown in Lost & Found (curated by Mervyn Diese) at Hundred Years Gallery, London in 2017, and in Siblings Cannot Agree at the Heseltine Gallery, Middleton Cheney in 2018.

Cally Trench, Foot drawing

Cally Trench, Foot drawing

Cally Trench, Foot drawing

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Feet (2017) is a short silent timelapse film (45 seconds) made up of 239 drawings that Cally Trench made of her feet, which appear to wriggle and fidget, sometimes socked, sometimes naked, and sometimes with one sock on and one sock off.

The film was shown in Draw/Bridge, Zug/Brücke (curated by Alex Dewart) at ARTHOUSE1, London in 2017. It was included in Soundstripes at The Making Space, Huddersfield (silent film screening with live scoring) on 12th October 2017. It was also shown in Lost & Found (curated by Mervyn Diese) at Hundred Years Gallery, London in 2017, and in Siblings Cannot Agree at the Heseltine Gallery, Middleton Cheney in 2018.

Feet at Hundred Years Gallery (2017) is a short silent film (2 mins 25 secs) by Cally Trench in which drawings made by Cally of fifteen pairs of feet are animated. The drawings were all made at Hundred Years Gallery, Hoxton, London, during Lost & Found, an exhibition curated by Mervyn Diese. Thank you to the owners of the feet, who have chosen to be identified in different ways - by first name, full name, or an alias.

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