3 Dec – 7 Dec
Walking the Neon brings together a collection of recent abstract paintings and prints by Jane Wachman.
Rooted in the landscape, Jane’s gestural paintings exude energy and movement. Through the exploration of mark making and the process of layering she exposes the fragility of the environment we inhabit. The use of bright, fluorescent colours that often spar with each other, capture the essence of the ever changing landscape, while the thin translucent layers, showing traces of what’s gone before, enhance the feeling of transience.
Walking the Neon contains a very real sense of place, inspired in equal measure by the rugged coastlines and structural shapes found within the Ring of Beara on the West Coast of Ireland, a place Jane frequently visits, and the hustle and bustle of London where she has lived for many years. The amalgamation of these contrasting environments is reflected in the process of deconstruction and reconstruction evident in her work. Indeed, for Jane the very act of painting is a continuous process, always changing as layers are applied and taken away to create something new.