Still Light

New works by Jane Gerrish

When: opening reception 3-5pm, Saturday 12 May. The exhibition will run until 24 June 2018

Where: Suki and Hugh Gallery, Bungendore

Sydney artist Jane Gerrish's exhibition entitled ‘Still Light’, draws on her passion for research to take viewers on a journey through time. Her curiosity is infectious as a narrative rich in history and intrigue unfolds over four series’ of drawings.

Inspired by an exhibition of masterpieces from the Hermitage Museum and a visit to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in Orchard Street, New York, Gerrish follows the tradition of 17th century master studies. Paying homage to a selection of Dutch & German artists she demonstrates her own phenomenal skill with her chosen mediums of charcoal, graphite and coloured pencil.

‘Studying these artworks and interpreting the different textures of the painted compositions in charcoal proved a new artistic challenge, and a wonderful way to learn more about the genre’ – Jane Gerrish, referring to her ‘Sumptuous Series’ of still life drawings.

Jane’s experience as a designer in the fashion industry comes to bear in her art practice which is characterised by highly detailed and tonal drawings each meticulous and precise. The ‘shocking pink’ used in her ‘Orchard Series’ was invented in 1931 by visionary fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli and is another fashion industry reference which brings an unexpected and distinctly 21st century twist to the body of work.

For more information on the exhibition, visit the Suki and Hugh Gallery website.

Image: Homage to Georg Flegel, coloured pencil, Jane Gerrish 2018