10 October 2015 - 07 November 2015

Jane Trengove, Pointillism


The Painting Element Series is an ongoing project where Trengove reviews the relevance of painting traditions in contemporary visual culture. In this instance Trengove reassigns the objective of , a minor movement within late 19th Century Post Impressionism. At the time painters were concerned with the paint substance, breaking it down into raw colour to best represent nature and light. Several of these artists developed and subscribed to a theory where landscape and other natural forms were constructed from tiny myriad dots applied to the canvas with "scientific" precision. Trengove distances herself from these techniques, takes the dot and reverses the process. Her dots are enlarged, and each one has a landscape within it, similar to the reflection that can be seen in a droplet of liquid.

Jane Trengove has shown extensively in Australia and has regularly exhibited with Sutton Gallery since 1995. Recent exhibitions include Thank You, 2012; and Understudy, 2011. Other selected individual exhibitions include; This One is for You, 2012, in collaboration with Susan Long, Techno Park Studios; Field, Canberra Contemporary Arts Space, 2003; Slit, in collaboration with Susan Long, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne 2000. Trengove has also featured in numerous group exhibitions, currently, f generation; feminism, art, progressions, 2015, George Paton Gallery; National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery, 2012.

In the year 2000 Trengove undertook an Australia Council studio residency in Los Angeles. Her work is held in a number of public and private collections, including Artbank and National Gallery of Victoria.

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