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Fran Norton

Drawing, Conceptual Art and Installation

Fran Norton’s work arises from the multiple roles, activities and settings of everyday life, referencing the body, motherhood, geology, abjection and the material world. She is concerned with the innate and attained and how built-in unconditioned reflexes, common to the human species, account for universal elements of artistic behaviour and appreciation. Pared down to the most basic process and product, varnish and hair, a surface and a sharp instrument, Fran seeks an intercultural visual language unbound by specific time, place or social order. Both concave and convex, her current bradawl drawings creep and multiply, territorialising the thick white paper.