THIS IS NOT A PLACE
THURSDAY 6 JULY 2017
6PM Exhibition Opening
An exhibition of etchings exploring personal experience through depictions of reminscent yet constructed spaces
1 - 22 July 2017
Clare Jackson is a Canberra based visual artist working across mediums including printmaking, drawing and ceramics. ‘This is not a place’ is a collection of works inspired by culmination of recent artist residencies in Tartu, Estonia and Woy Woy Bay, NSW.
Jackson’s practice is intrinsically linked to her interest in time, memory and the traces they leave on our surroundings. Each unfolding moment in time is a unique experience that imparts itself on us, while simultaneously resisting any attempt to grasp it. While there is continuity to these elements, they are also ever changing.
In 'This is not a place' Jackson explores these traces through intaglio printmaking techniques such as aquatint. She creates sophisticated pictorial landscapes of personal symbolic spaces such as architectural details, coastal suburbia at night and even space capsules landing on earth. Each image incorporates some element of her surroundings into a lexicon of mark making which acts as a narrative that is both fleeting and tangible. Her prints become the record of her attempts to communicate a personal history and the ways in which we experience place.
Read Jackson's IMPRINT interview here.