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C4RD

C4RD

C4RD

C4RD is London’s museum space for drawing - within and beyond contemporary art - as research by exhibition. Founded in 2004 as an artist social practice project, C4RD has provided over a hundred public exhibitions, in addition to residencies, talks, projects, publications, and encourages drawing production towards independent and non-commercial aims. It is a UK Registered Charity and a member of the Museums Association.


C4RD is in the unique position of being able to provide a whole building dedicated to drawing – engaging in research by exhibition concerned with a broad variety of drawing practice – and being able to house residencies specifically for those for whom drawing is a core part of their practice.


2-4 Highbury Station Rd N1 1SB, LONDON, UK

3D exhibitions

  • C4RD

    Sarah Lederman – Crowds and Spit

    01 Mar 2021 – 31 May 2021

    “These drawings are a relief from painting. Paint became heavy and dirty but for now drawing is light and unburdened. These drawings are combinations of ideas and thoughts, memories, imagined places. They are appropriated images from other artist work. These drawings are a relief from painting. Paint became heavy and dirty but for now drawing is light and unburdened. These drawings are combinations of ideas and thoughts, memories, imagined places. They are appropriated images from other artist work. I normally feel disgust towards birds. I see pigeons in the alleyway pecking at boxs of cottage chicken left from a night out. Yet in April the robins, tits and finches seem to appear. I made friends with two magpies as nature began to take over. Their sinister nature changes from that of the cannibal to symbolizing an absents of humanity. In the height of lock down there was a debate over whether bird song had got louder or if it was just the lack of traffic and aircrafts that made us hear them more clearly. Bird song was a sinister stand in for the sounds of humanity. I have a book ‘art Erotiave’ which I go to when I am stuck. I repeat drawings from this book over and over again. Over lock down I squeezed as many figures as I could onto a page. So many people touching. Close together. The drawing became a fantasy of touch…. So many dreams about crowds, which is now where my new disgust lies. But in my drawing I can squeeze them together, as tightly as possible.” SL C4RD presents a set of drawings developed for a book of drawings and writing that Lederman has been working on for 2 years since her residency at Los Angeles at East Side International. In the autumn of 2017 she went to Los Angeles for a month after a breakup. When she wasn’t crying according to Lederman, she spent her days writing and drawing. That year as now there were terrible fires spreading across southern California. The air was thick with smoke. For Lederman it was strange being in an environment that mirrored her own emotional inner turmoil. The book is a creative expression of that time, a mixture of heartbreak, smoke, chlorine and California sunshine. Sarah Lederman is a London based artist who has exhibited internationally including in London, New York, Finland, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. She recently had a solo exhibition at 53 Beck Road in London. After Graduating from her BA at Chelsea College of Art Lederman won the Catlin Prize. She was selected to be a part of the Hooper Residency Program in Los Angeles in 2015 and was shortlisted for the Griffin Art prize in 2014, exhibiting her work as one of the shortlisted artists. Lederman was selected as part of Space K, ‘London Now Show’ in Seoul in 2017 where she exhibited alongside other talent from London. Most recently she was chosen to participate in the Griffin studio residency in 2018. Her work is held in numerous private and public collections internationally. http://www.sarahlederman.com/yellow-sunshine/4594646368

    latest works

    • Sarah intro
      w = 90 cm
    • doors
      w = 500 cm
    • window 2
      w = 300 cm
    • # Sarah Lederman

      Sarah Lederman – pencil A4, 2020
      21 x 29.7 cm (h x w)
      #ink
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      Sarah Lederman – ink A4, 2020
      21 x 29.7 cm (h x w)
      #ink
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      Sarah Lederman – 0017 ink A4, 2020
      21 x 29.7 cm (h x w)
      #ink
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      Sarah Lederman – 0018 ink A4, 2020
      21 x 29.7 cm (h x w)
      # drawing ink on paper
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      Sarah Lederman –0019 ink A4., 2020
      21 x 29.7 cm (h x w)
      #Ink on paper
    • # Sarah Lederman

      Sarah Lederman –0019 ink A4., 2020
      21 x 29.7 cm (h x w)
      #Ink on paper
    • # Sarah Lederman

      Sarah Lederman – 0020 ink A4, 2020
      21 x 29.7 cm (h x w)
      # ink on paper
    • # Sarah Lederman

      Sarah Lederman – 0021 ink A4, 2020
      21 x 29.7 cm (h x w)
      # ink on paper
    • # Sarah Lederman

      Sarah Lederman – 0022 ink, 2020
      21 x 29.7 cm (h x w)
      # ink on paper
    • # Sarah Lederman

      Sarah Lederman – 0023 ink A4, 2020
      14.8 x 21 cm (h x w)
      # ink on paper
    • # Sarah Lederman

      Sarah Lederman – lock down 2 -pencil A5 , 2020
      14.8 x 21 cm (h x w)
      # pencil on paper
    • # Sarah Lederman

      Sarah Lederman –lock down drawing ink A5 , 2020
      14.8 x 21 cm (h x w)
      # ink on paper
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      Sarah Lederman – lock pencil A5, 2020
      14.8 x 21 cm (h x w)
      # pencil on paper
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      Sarah Lederman – lock05 pencil A5, 2020
      14.8 x 21 cm (h x w)
      # pencil on paper
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      Sarah Lederman – lock0005 pencil a5, 2020
      14.8 x 21 cm (h x w)
      # pencil on paper
    • # Sarah Lederman

      Sarah Lederman – lock0006 pencil A5, 2020
      14.8 x 21 cm (h x w)
      # pencil on paper
    • # Sarah Lederman

      Sarah Lederman – lock0007 pencil A5, 2020
      14.8 x 21 cm (h x w)
      # pencil on paper
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