In Situ is an exhibition that can be done in any gallery any time. The first one took place in Sarrià de Ter between the 2nd of February and the 2nd of May.
The exhibition explores the practice of croquis. It consists of three parts:
- A selection of drawings done during different croquis sessions which showcase the results of years of practice of the artist.
- Big format drawings done in the gallery by Marçal Morell. The process is filmed and displayed as part of the exhibition.
- A performance during the vernissage which consists of a croquis session with life models. The drawings made during the opening are displayed on the walls by the artist as part of the performance.
The intention of the exhibition is to show the experience of croquis. This is done by presenting both the final artwork and the craft. It is a collaboration between the artist and the model, that by coming in the gallery becomes part of the creative process as a subject not an object.
The drawings exposed are a selection from an archive of thousands. The selection shows different approaches to drawing and understanding the human figure by drawing repeatedly, caring more about the process than the end result.
The vernissage is transformed into a performance where the audience does not only see the end result but the process of creating the artwork, which is the essence of croquis. In situ is a dynamic exhibition. The drawings, made at high speed, try to capture the essence of the moment that the model shares with the artist. The stillness of the model contrasts with the speed of strokes that gives testimony of the shapes of the body.