04.06.03 - 22.06.03


 

   

Jillian Green’s exhibition of superb new paintings and drawings pay homage to her ongoing interest in theology and the art of the Middle Ages. Intricate layers of painstaking detail lightly veil iconic forms, such as a cross or the outline of vestments. These repetitive forms, each deeply meaningful, each charged with emotion and beauty, are indeed very prayer like. Her work evokes a sense of universal spirituality and meditative tranquillity. Many layers of meaning can also be found in Jillian’s work. Her symbolic forms, including text and lettering, cut across many different cultures and epochs, signifying a universal wholeness.

Composition and balance are important elements within Jillian’s artworks. Finely detailed surfaces are contrasted with large simplified shapes beneath. She has also applied these elements to the selection of works in the exhibition, balancing a series of white on white paintings with black paintings. Again this refers to universal polarities of light and shadow, day and night, yin and yang, life and death. In contrast to the stunning black and white series is a selection of paintings in rich blues and oranges. All of these works have luminous surfaces that evoke the medieval manuscripts that continue to inform and influence Jillian’s work. Complementing the paintings is a selection of exquisite, small drawings.

Jillian recently stated about her work;
I am interested in mysticism and feel an affinity with the way it finds expression in the aesthetics and language of Christianity. I particularly appreciate the richly detailed manuscripts born out of the monastic tradition of the Middle Ages. My work is intended to reflect a meditative and prayerful stillness at the same time as being a means by which I foster this state within my own mind. The rhythmic process of painting detailed patterns and repetitive text is a valued part of my life. I try to balance pattern and intricacy with simplicity of composition.

Jillian is currently completing her Bachelor of Art, Honours, at the School of Visual Arts, Edith Cowan University. She has also studied Theology, Philosophy and Counselling at Notre Dame University and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Edith Cowan University. Last year Jillian won the Drawing Prize in the Rockingham Regional Art Awards. This is her sixth solo exhibition and the second time she has exhibited her work at The Church Gallery. We are very pleased to welcome her back.

 

*prices valid 2004

solomon's song
oil on canvas
60 x 30cm
2003
$650 SOLD
knit one, purl two
oil on canvas
60 x 30cm
2004
$650
between the chakras and the sacraments
oil on canvas
60 x 30cm
2002
$650 SOLD

knit one, purl one
oil on canvas
60 x 30cm
2004
$650
body
oil on canvas
60 x 30cm
2003
$650 SOLD
Royal Perth Hospital
four soft winds
oil on canvas
60 x 30cm
2003
$650 SOLD
bohemian garnet
oil on canvas
60 x 30cm
2003
$650 SOLD
black prayer
oil on canvas
60 x 30cm
2004
$650 SOLD
crowdust
oil on canvas
60 x 30cm
2003
$650 SOLD
sifting through the four functions?
oil on canvas
60 x 30cm
2003
$650 SOLD
blue prayer no.6
oil on canvas
60 x 30cm
2002
$650 SOLD
vestment
oil on canvas
60 x 30cm
2002
$650 SOLD
rose fusion
oil on canvas
60 x 30cm
2003
$650 SOLD
viriditas
oil on canvas
60 x 30cm
2004
$650 SOLD
st augustine's blue prayer
oil on canvas
60 x 30cm
2003
$650 SOLD
hagiography
oil and collage on canvas
60 x 30cm
2002
$650 SOLD
whisper
oil on canvas
60 x 30cm
2003
$650 SOLD
white prayer no.1
oil on canvas
60 x 30cm
2003
$650
black prayer no.7
oil on canvas
60 x 30cm
2003
$650 SOLD
sensus communis
oil on canvas
60 x 30cm
2003
$650 SOLD
mind primaries
oil on canvas [triptych]
86.5 x 16.5cm each
2004
$1500 SOLD
Cruthers Collection
aviation
oil on canvas
150 x 100cm
2004
$2750
air, breath, prayer
oil on canvas
150 x 100cm
2003
$2750
six letters, two words, one prayer
oil on canvas [diptych]
60 x 30cm each
2003
$1200 SOLD
New Norcia Art Collection

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