Telling Tales (Tails)

The Outbye Gallery

Pittenweem

2011

Exhibition poster

Exhibition poster

Little Blue Riding Hood

Little Blue Riding Hood

oil on board 2011

Underbelly

Underbelly

oil on board 2011

Doll House

Doll House

Mixed media 2011

Window

Window

oil and dolls house window and plate. 2011

Window- detail

Window- detail

Telling Tails

Telling Tails

Winged Chair

Winged Chair

Dolls house furniture, mulliput, jewellery, board. 2011

Bed

Bed

Dolls house furniture, jewellery, board 2011

Telling Tails

Telling Tails

Telling Tails

Telling Tails

Little Blue Riding Hood

Little Blue Riding Hood

Horse with Skirt, Horse with Hood

Horse with Skirt, Horse with Hood

Hooded Horse.jpg

Hooded Horse.jpg

Fireplace

Fireplace

Myth-bringer

Myth-bringer

Graphite, acrylic, glitter, paper, gems. 2011

Myth-bringer - detail

Myth-bringer - detail

Rocking Horse

Rocking Horse

Horsebell

Horsebell

Horse with Bridle and Tattoo

Horse with Bridle and Tattoo

Telephone Box

Telephone Box

Writing Desk

Writing Desk

Door with Glitter Handle

Door with Glitter Handle

Door - detail

Door - detail

Lamb with petticoat

Lamb with petticoat

Lamb

Lamb

Utensils

Utensils

Utensils, gesso, pencil

Utensils - detail

Utensils - detail

Dolls House - Love Locks Unravelling

Dolls House - Love Locks Unravelling

Horse Guard -Horse House Detail

Horse Guard -Horse House Detail

Lamb in drawer - Horse House Detail

Lamb in drawer - Horse House Detail

Horse on Stairs-Horse House Detail

Horse on Stairs-Horse House Detail

Huddled -Horse House Detail

Huddled -Horse House Detail

Fireplace with Golden Hare-Horse Hou

Fireplace with Golden Hare-Horse Hou

The Bather-Horse House Detail

The Bather-Horse House Detail

Roof Terrace-Horse House Detail

Roof Terrace-Horse House Detail

Hare with Gem Spine-Horse House Deta

Hare with Gem Spine-Horse House Deta

Plant pot -Horse House Detail

Plant pot -Horse House Detail

Door-Horse House Detail

Door-Horse House Detail

Violin

Violin

Wood, spray paint 2011

A Whale and a Piano

A Whale and a Piano

mixed media

Door Stop

Door Stop

mixed media

Door with Hydrangea

Door with Hydrangea

Pencil and cupboard door

Horse Kings

Horse Kings

Graphite and Collage Hair 2011

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

Jennifer Robson's first solo show entitled 'Telling Tales (Tails). Written here is the forward for the show, by gallery curator Lesley Kamel.

'The elements that inform Jennifer Robson’s ‘self-made mythology’ provide a thread which runs through her entire practice. References to childhood memories, toys and books; female empowerment; horses; hair, and braided hair, and the colour blue, recur throughout the work. Robson works in a large variety of mediums which include painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, embroidery, installation and jewellery – at any one time her studio is filled with a vast amount of works-in-progress, which, rather than suggesting a form of chaos, reflect an abundance of creativity and intense joy in the process.

Horses have been an obsession since childhood, and here provide an expressive, but less guarded channel, through which Robson can reveal her more emotive traits, contrasting with the meticulously executed and polished self portraits of previous years. Horses feature in Robson’s paintings, graphite drawings, collages, and in the ‘Storyboxes’ – these sculptural works are contained within upturned drawers and other recycled pieces of furniture, providing a platform for the arrangement of figurines and found objects, and an abundance of sparkles. A drawer becomes many things – a palace, a boudoir, a secret hideaway for witches. As their title suggests, they tell a very personal story, but also invite the viewer’s interpretation, and a dialogue with the artist. The blue braid also features in much of Robson’s work, in the sensitive blue pencil drawings of horses manes and human hair. The braid represents the artist’s ongoing process of gathering and weaving together of myths, tales, childhood memories and playful references that informs the work and that Robson clearly finds both inspiring and immensely enjoyable.
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