London-based specialist architecture gallery Betts Project is staging an exhibition of drawings and decorated furniture by eminent Swiss artist Peter Märkli. ‘Drawings and Small Tables’ is Märkli’s third solo exhibition at the gallery. It presents 25 drawings and seven small tables by the Swiss architect in the gallery’s up and downstairs spaces, and is accompanied by an exhibition catalogue.
Architect Philip Christou – associate professor in architectural design at London Met – has had a long association with Märkli and comments: “Each time I see a new set of drawings made by Peter Märkli, whether they are made as design drawings for a project, or as speculative elevation studies, or ‘language drawings’, I am thrilled and amazed again by the freedom and delight that they have been made with. It is a mystery to me (and perhaps to Peter) – just how and where does he start when making one of these drawings? The recent language drawings that have been selected for this exhibition are as exciting, bold and full of charm as all those that came before”.
‘Peter Märkli: Drawings and Small Tables’
Betts Project, 100 Central Street, London EC1V 8AJ
25 September – 7 November 2020