window moncur

83 Moncur St, Woollahra

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Window Moncur is a curated space for rare and exceptional works of art across multiple mediums. Focus is on the intimate and domestic, with artworks representing the abstract and spiritual.

 

In the window this week…

 
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roy jackson
"last light"
2007

Acrylic on board
84 x 40 cm

Copyright © - Roy Jackson 2007 - "Last light"

The live mark , with its 'primitive' energy and 'artless' rawness is the essential ingredient of Roy Jackson's paintings and drawings. These marks, unforced, intuitive and spontaneously generated are instinctively spaced and paced - ultimately reaffirming the surface, the ground, the size and shape of the image as a whole. Jackson's marks can mutate from particle to cell, from line to shape, from wave to field. A mark can limn a represented figure, initiate a more or less legible script, develop into a luxuriant scrawl or an abstract thicket spreading into a dappled all- overness.

The broad, airy configurations that Jackson creates are often evocative of nature. This is one of the most striking impressions when his works are seen in the context of his studio, surrounded by bushland in Wedderburn, New South Wales. It is not nature-as-a-picture that we encounter here, of course, but a sense of nature which is not external - which is coextensive with ourselves, including and permeating us.

Terence Maloon
Director The Drill Hall Gallery
The Australian National University

 
 
 
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Jan King
"Frolic"
2015

Painted Steel
174 x 73 x 58 cm

Copyright © - Jan King 2015 - "Frolic"

Jan King was born in Cunnamulla, Queensland. She studied widely both in Australia and overseas; from Academia di Belle Arti in Perugia, to the National Art School, to the New York Studio School.

 King is known for her sculptures made from waxed and painted steel, which she exploits to its full potential to create fluid and lyrical works that contradict our expectations of this material.

King won the Woollahra Sculpture Prize in 2002, and has been awarded travel grants from Australia Council and Art Omi. Her work is included in the collections of Art Bank, Casula Powerhouse, University of Technology, Sydney and Macquarie Bank, amongst others.