The Washdown and Salvation Jane explores relations of association to memory and is loaded with reference to personal experience, emotional states, everyday situations and reminiscent spaces. The paintings in this exhibition form a kind of meta-narrative. They depict ‘Worlds in Worlds’ and landscapes in landscapes or butted together to generate a sense of ‘other’. They are self-reflective yet indicate the presence of others.
The paintings play with ways meaning is both formed and informed through context and held by object. Bromeliads become souvenirs: objects mediating experience in time and space. Abstracted landscapes hold inside them existing landscapes thus suggesting the fluidity of meaning and the fictionalisation of memory.
The works are predominantly process driven and use both intuitive and informed colour-play to sway between abstraction and figuration, presence and absence, fact and fiction, language and thought.