Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

Jenny Watson

Peripheral Vision

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is pleased to present new works by Jenny Watson in Peripheral Vision, this exhibition features seven large-scale paintings on Belgian linen, together with two smaller pieces on Japanese chintz that she had sourced from a small sewing shop in Tsukuba, Japan. Embedded in feminism and punk, the readily recognised autobiographical and fictional aspects of Watson’s oeuvre are delivered in these works through her distilled conceptual approach, distinct vernacular vocabulary, and the intimate details of her personal life. These earnest yet playful paintings combine colour, text, recurring figures and subtle humour to create a powerful narrative. Though deliberately naïve in style the paintings are acerbic in their emotional detail; a signature, rudimentary expressionistic style that Watson continues to master since her strategic abdication of realism in the 1970s.

10 May - 2 Jun

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

8 Soudan Lane Paddington NSW 2012