One Paved Court
Saturday, June 8, 2024
Sunday, June 30, 2024
1 Paved Court, Richmond upon Thames, TW9 1LZ
One Paved Court

Jennifer Talbot’s practise explores the parallel between the gestural energy of the Abstract Expressionist movement and the figural drama of the Baroque and mannerist period of the 15/16th century. She seeks to achieve this through interrupting the spontaneous application of the gesture by isolating it through digital interface and choreographing the composition. Importantly the energy in the gesture is retained but the spontaneity is replaced by a narrative dynamism created through considered choreography.

Within the paintings, in particular of the mannerist period, are geometric structural elements. These work to create tension and pictorial space in relation to the sensuous figures and fabrics. In her practise Jennifer references the structure by installing the work directly on the wall utilising the architectural aspects of the gallery to define the scale of the work. In some pieces edges of the wall are referenced within the composition to create tension within gestural composition.

Colour in the mannerist paintings was often bizarre, jewel-like and high-key. Jennifer is seeking to deepen her engagement with this period by codifying the colours and using them as inspiration. Painters of this period embraced emerging technologies and colours, an ambition she hopes to recreate in her current practise.

Chromatic Journey is part of a series of exhibitions hosted by White Noise Projects, a group of emerging and mid-career artists who showcase meticulously chosen artworks through a series of group and solo exhibitions.

Established in 2017 by mixed media artist Hanna ten Doornkaat and painter Annamarie Dzendrowskyj the collective curates exhibitions centred around themes pertinent to contemporary artistic practice, and in response to exhibition spaces that surpass the idea of the white cube.

Chromatic Journey runs concurrently with Possible Impossibilities, a collaborative exhibition by Hanna ten Doornkaat and Shiba Huizer