The Thaw

Jess MacNeil

Art Exhibition previously on at Gallery Barry Keldoulis in Australia. Published by anonymous on Friday 28 September 2007. Thursday 30 August 2007 to Saturday 29 September 2007.

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Within the fragmented image and ruptured surfaces of her paintings comes a new dynamism, a certain transparency of process, coupled with her trade mark aesthetic beauty and characteristic sense of ambiguity and interruption to assumed reality. The videos further the cross-fertilazation between the mediums.

Jess MacNeil’s paintings were drawn from her own photographic record and in a dramatic development her new paintings are generated by her video footage, shot in Paris this Northern Summer. Also showing are new video works from Paris and the Lakes District in northern England.

Within the fragmented image and ruptured surfaces of her paintings comes a new dynamism, a certain transparency of process, coupled with her trade mark aesthetic beauty and characteristic sense of ambiguity and interruption to assumed reality. The videos further the cross-fertilazation between the mediums.

Jess MacNeil currently lives and works in London and is about to begin her Anne & Gordon Samstag Scholarship year at the Slade School of Fine Art.
In 2006 she was also a recipient of an Australia Council New Work Grant and the Sydney College of the Arts Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship.

Her Opera House Steps December video work is featured in Primavera 2007, the Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual exhibition of work by young Australian artists, on exhibition in Sydney from tonight until 4 November. Works from her 2006 exhibition are also on show at COFAspace Gallery, Paddington, Sydney in the Freedman Foundation Awards until 1 September.