I WOKE UP IN FRANCE 2014

JENNY WATSON
I WOKE UP IN FRANCE

2014

EXHIBITION TEXTS

These works were made in France over a two-month period in Marnay-sur-Seine, an hour east of Paris. The larger works took as their point of departure reflections on French culture of the recent past and today, painted on fabrics sourced locally. “French maid: French made,” uses an iconic film idea painted onto haberdashery cotton.

The small three-piece works are a new configuration, a combination of watercolour, canvas panel or small blackboard and pigment coloured Disney book pages sourced in Japan.

The chiffons and organza’s (curtain material) elaborate the theme of “layerings” also exhibited previously at Greenaway Art Gallery.