Wish You Were Here (365 days) at  the Central Space Gallery

Wish You Were Here (365 Days)

By buying an ordinary, scenic postcard wherever he found himself each day for a year, making a drawing on it, or changing it in some way, and dating it, Pearson made work which altered the everyday and impinged upon the already present.

The finished piece is a collection of small, highly visual pieces (although each card is seen as a 'detail') in disparate styles, materials and techniques, with different degrees of finish, dependent upon the time and conditions under which the daily 'interventions' were made.

Exhibiting Wish You Were Here (365 days), at the Central Space Gallery, London in 1998, the postcards were displayed on a specially made continuous 'mantelpiece' snaking its way around the gallery.