The exhibition will be available to view by free timed ticket.The exhibition will be available to view by free timed ticket. Please check back for details of online booking.
The exhibition will be available to view by free timed ticket. Please check back for details of online booking.
Chantal Joffe brings a combination of insight and integrity, as well as psychological and emotional force, to the genre of figurative art. Defined by its clarity, honesty and empathetic warmth it is attuned to our awareness as both observers and observed beings, apparently simple yet always questioning, complex and emotionally rich. New work includes a number of paintings of the artist’s mother. It was after her mother, Darryll, began to lose her sight that Joffe started to paint her. In this series of portraits, she considers issues of aging, motherhood and invisibility, focusing particularly on the complex relationship between mother and child over time. The exhibition also premieres a number of large-scale pastel self-portraits. While drawing has always been integral to Joffe’s practice, the medium of pastel offers a number of unique challenges and opportunities. This highly visceral process of laying down line, form and colour serves to condense an always palpable sense of connection in her art.