‘Rona Green is the ring-leader of a bizarre bestiary of animal-human hybrid hooligans, dandies, blokes, rock-chicks, weirdos, heart-throbs and trend-setters. Sometimes you’ll feel like you’ve seen some of these characters before in real-life, perhaps on a dingy street corner somewhere, at a gig, a biker bar, on a park bench or maybe even in a police line-up. Sometimes they’re so strange and unexpected they are surely the product of a museum of curiosities.’ Paul Compton, 2018
The fantastical figurative pictures Rona makes explore ideas about the nature of individuality. Specifically her interest is in how identity is expressed via the body; physical appearance and the ways it can be altered; the skin and its potential to be the stem point for transformation – how the body can be a vehicle for narrative by means of transformative devices, particularly anthropomorphism and body decoration.
In conjunction with the exhibition Rona will present a free artist talk and printmaking demonstration on Saturday 20 October from 2pm to 3pm.
Pictured at top: Leonty and Borislav 2017 hand coloured linocut, 50 x 100 cm, edition 17
Above: King of Punchbowl 2018, hand coloured linocut, 108 x 76 cm, edition of 17
Above: Pascal 2017, hand coloured linocut, edition 23, 57 x 57 cm