A very big thank you to all who attended the opening of my solo exhibition Mostly Unobserved at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka on Thursday evening. (And thanks to my lovely sister for saying a few words!)
And a HUGE thank you to CCAS for my amazing experience as a 2013 studio resident at Gorman House Arts Centre!
Check out opening night pictures on the CCAS Social Pages, here.
Mostly Unobserved is an exhibition of new works on paper by Jemima Parker. Her recent work explores patterns and textures found in the urban environment as a result of age and disrepair - worn surfaces such as weathered paint, aged concrete, crumbling bricks and rust.
Jemima’s intent is to transform these ordinary mundane, even dilapidated or “ugly” subjects into something extraordinary, beautiful and valuable - hoping to remind the viewer of the unobserved beauty that is present in the everyday.
Over the course of the exhibition, Jemima will also be working directly onto the gallery wall.
At 5pm on Sunday 13 April there will be a closing event where all are invited back to see the finished drawing on the gallery wall - before it’s lost forever under layers of white paint.
Here’s a sneak peek at one of my drawings ready for my upcoming solo exhibition Mostly Unobserved, opening 6pm Thursday 3rd of April at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka.
My exhibition got a little mention in this weekend’s Capital Life, part of the Panorama lift-out in the Canberra Times - you can check out the article online here. Thank you to Sally Pryor, Canberra Times Arts Editor.