'Renewal' Exhibition by Jennifer Trezise
By reading the landscape, Jennifer renews, values and interprets found materials from her bush surroundings.
Jennifer Trezise was born, lives and works in Australia. She is a full time artist with a studio in Winmalee, NSW. Her work often takes her to Europe, where she has completed two international residencies, one in Venice, Italy and one in Vaasa, Finland. She has also completed two art residencies in Australia, one at Riversdale and one at Bundanon.
She is driven to passionately explore the materials of her studio in the Australian bushland, using recycled papers, graphite and gouache with heavily textured surfaces, often in conjunction with text in the form of her original poetry. In addition she incorporates what nature discards. By reading the landscape, she renews, values and interprets found materials from her bush surroundings.
The artist describes 'RENEWAL' as a metaphor for overcoming childhood abuse and latent depression. She deconstructs these conditions through her poetry and by using the sticks and seeds that drop to the earth or are washed up by the sea to become renewed. Ironically in order to find their potential, these objects must be discarded by nature before being rescued hence the parallels to life itself.
Jennifer reflects on voices in the dark, dreams and nightmares, existentialism and the human condition. The decision to incorporate poetry is quite recent because it uses a different creative process, a separate, impulsive, abstract part of the psyche.
Her artworks are solid, but her poetry is liquid.