The Fabric of Fantasy
Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy Exhibition Catalogue
Jenny Watson is a leading Australian artist whose conceptual painting practice spans more than four decades. Inspired by both punk and feminism, Watson’s work uses distilled imagery and abbreviated text to create an intimate interior world. She has travelled widely since the 1970s and employs textiles collected on her travels as the surface for many of her paintings. Intertwining autobiography and fiction, her work incorporates a diary-like voice that is delivered with deadpan wit and seems to relay the everyday experiences, dreams and desires of a self-proclaimed suburban girl.
Essay contributions by Anna Davis, David Pestorius, Rosemary Hawker and also Jenny Watson in conversation with Louise Neri.
Published in 2017 by Museum of Contemporary Art and Heide Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 9781921034916 (hardback), 183 pp
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