Jane Gerrish 'Hand Study (After Michelangelo)'

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Jane Gerrish 'Hand Study (After Michelangelo)'

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2017, graphite on paper, 58 x 39cm

With this series I wanted to create for the viewer a sense of looking through a keyhole or window on time - secretly observing fleeting moments.

The genesis of Jane Gerrish’s ‘Postcard’ series can be traced to a visit to the East Side Tenement Museum in New York City. It was there that Gerrish found herself moved by an images of working girl, lacing up her corset in the stillness of a domestic interior. This moment triggered Gerrish’s investigation into her collection of postcards as a memory vessel and historical document - both an image and an object. All six drawings of the ‘Postcard’ series celebrates the softness of human touch and expressiveness of the hand through the ephemeral silvery tone of graphite.

Gerrish has a background in fashion and textiles, which continues to inform her drawing practice evident in her sensitivity to fabric and dedication to materiality. Her diverse drawing practice ranges from classical representation to colour abstracts. Her work has been been finalist in many art prizes including the Waverley Art Prize (2016), Little Things Art Prize (2016, 2017), Hornsby Art Prize (2016) and the M16 Drawing Prize (2016).

 

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