Melbourne, 6 Feb 2024 — 24 Feb 2024

35 Derby Street [PO Box 1183], Collingwood 3066

Figures
- Jenny Rodgerson

Figures presents a magnificent series of large-scale nudes by painter Jenny Rodgerson, which highlight her masterful ability to express the essence of the human form through nuanced light and shade, expressive brushstrokes and bold colour harmonies. These captivating works are exhibited alongside a collection of oils portraying the artist’s beloved dogs, their languid forms in interplay with vibrantly coloured Baluch rugs and kilims.

‘The human figure is so complex and interesting to paint. Painting one on one with a model is intense, there is always movement which challenges you to look and focus. The eye never settles on the whole all at once, but darts from one area to another. Painting from life captures this energy – there is always a degree of looseness or movement.

I try not to over intellectualize what I see but rather respond to what is in front of me. It is a play between the sitter, the artist and the illusive creativity that comes from being in the present moment. The body is a vessel for consciousness and I am fascinated by what it can express. The angles, shapes and colours of the human body with light on it is endlessly interesting and beautiful to me.’  – Jenny Rodgerson, 2024

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Michelle Hiscock and Jenny Rodgerson – Finalists in the 2023 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Image: Jenny Rodgerson  Self portrait with mudras  2023  oil on linen  165 x 107 cm Congratulations to Michelle Hiscock and …

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Jenny Rodgerson – Highly Commended in 2023 Naked & Nude Art Prize

Jenny Rodgerson  Languid line 2  oil on linen  110 x 220 cm. Congratulations to Jenny Rodgerson, who has been highly …

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2023 Salon des Refusés at S.H. Ervin Gallery

Image above: Mary Tonkin  The shimmer of Spring’s mellowing, Kalorama  2022-23  oil on linen  183 x 248 cm. Photographed by …

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Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2024

Image above: Greg Johns  Sit Down Fella (Contemplative)  2023  Corten steel and bronze  260 cm high To view a selection …

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Barbie Kjar – Winner of the 2024 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

Image above: Barbie Kjar and her winning work No Expectations  2024 Photograph by Louisa Chircop Congratulations to Barbie Kjar, Winner …

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David Frazer ‘All That You’ve Loved’ Exhibition at Trinity College

‘David Frazer is primarily a graphic artist, a printmaker, who in his work creates a little microcosm, or a convincing …

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Michael Buzacott – SLOT Window Gallery 2024

Image above: Michael Buzacott  Olympia  2024  steel  199 x 130 x 69 cm   SLOT is an independent window gallery …

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Heather Shimmen Exhibition Featured in Memo Review

Curator Sheridan Palmer has written an insightful review for Memo Review of Heather Shimmen’s solo exhibition  The Sun Shining Ultravioletly …

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Dale Miles, Stephanie Monteith and David Horton – IGNITE Fundraising Event for Women for Change

Image above: Stephanie Monteith   Box and Crane  2022  graphite on paper  37 x 27 cm Fundraising event for Women for …

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Andrew Antoniou and Barbie Kjar – Finalists in the 2024 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

Barbie Kjar  No Expectations  2024  ink, charcoal and conte on Somerset paper  56 x 76 cm Congratulations to Andrew Antoniou …

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Jennifer Keeler Milne – Grafton Regional Gallery

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Deborah Williams in ‘GAZE’ group exhibition – Australian Print Workshop

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Greg Weight’s portrait of Emily Kam Kngwarray included in NGA exhibition

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