18 October - 5 November 2017
Opening Wednesday 18 October, 6.30-8pm
“All of the prints take, as their starting point, depictions of the 1514/15, 12 block woodcut Crossing of the Red Sea by Titian in the British
Museum collection and the 1632-4 Poussin painting in the NGV collection.
The etchings included in the exhibition (a small sample of the overall number) are the result of sketches made in 2016 at the NGV whilst I
was artistinresidence at the Australian Print Workshop. These small etchings explore various details of the painting. The use of burnt sienna
refers to the ground used by Poussin in his painting and which has become more and more obvious over time.
Alongside, my large chiaroscuro woodcuts have the same dimensions as the original works by Titian ( 12 blocks ) and the framed Poussin
painting. The diptych is a reworking, 23 years later, of my 1994 homage to Titian, The Sea The Sea, but unlike my earlier version, I have
included figures derived from the original 16th century woodcut. In both the Titian and the Poussin, there is a definite left and right division
(the diptych underlines this) which refers to the coming of dawn and the moving away of the storm.”
Jennifer Marshall is one of Australia's foremost printmakers and artists. She won the inaugural Silk Cut Award in 2005, the ANL Maritime Award (also 2005), the Lloyd Rees Landscape Prize (2015) and, since her first exhibition in Adelaide in 1962, has had 37 solo exhibitions and participated in more than 90 group shows. Her work is to be found in the NGA, NGV, AGNSW, TMAG, AGSA and QAG as well as numerous regional galleries. Now based in Tasmania, Crossing is a rare Melbourne solo exhibition.
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