Melbourne, 6 Feb 2024 — 24 Feb 2024

35 Derby Street [PO Box 1183], Collingwood 3066

- 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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Jenny Rodgerson & Peter Wegner – Finalists in The Lester Prize 2024

Above image details: Jenny Rodgerson Mum’s orange cardigan  2024 oil on linen 60 x 40 cm Congratulations to Jenny Rodgerson and …

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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

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Deborah Williams, Martin King and Phillip Edwards – finalists in Pro Hart Outback Art Prize

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Collection in focus: Golburn Regional Gallery

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Holly Grace & Sarah Tomasetti – Finalists in the 2024 Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize

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