Please join us for a walkabout with Jessica Webster on Saturday 16 April, 12 noon, as she speaks about her latest body of work Original Skin. The walkabout will take place at David Krut Projects, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg.
The exhibition includes a selection of works on paper and paintings which explore modernist notions of surface and skin. A published essay on Webster’s Skin Series written by David Andrew (Senior Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand) will be available.
Webster works primarily with oil paint and wax. Her work is based on a material and theoretical investigation and understanding of surface. The artist addresses these issues in her monotypes, by placing her physical body onto the printing press, using her skin to displace the ink and creating autographic marks. Webster creates non-narrative works and focuses on the simultaneity between the subject and the surface, the real and the not real. Her conceptualisation of surface therefore occurs between form and content, as simultaneously inside and outside to these issues.