Jennifer Joseph: For the next 300 years

Faithful to the art of abstraction, Jennifer Joseph’s oeuvre eludes definition or categorisation. She uses a restrained palette and rectilinear form as well as subtle tonal variations and texture – the dense weave of a canvas, overlaid fabric and paint and the grain of exposed wood. In transforming and renewing discarded materials, her constructions are pared back, ‘sometimes creating an imbalance in the geometry of composition’ – ‘reflective of the artist’s belief in the ephemeral nature of human existence,’ says writer Kirsty Grant.

Jennifer Joseph, For the next 300 years, 2017, acrylic, black gesso, jute, cotton and wood on unstretched canvas, 146 x 183cm (irregular). Courtesy the artist and Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

Jennifer Joseph, Moody Blues, 2018, acrylic, gesso, mixed media and wood on cotton duck 64.5 x 49cm (irregular). Courtesy the artist and Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

Niagara Galleries
4 to 29 June, 2019