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dc.contributor.authorHawker, Rosemary
dc.contributor.editorAnna Davis; Michael Wall
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-25T22:32:13Z
dc.date.available2018-10-25T22:32:13Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.isbn9781921034916en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/380899
dc.description.abstractFor more than four decades, Jenny Watson has deliberately placed the figure of the artist at the centre of her work. We might think of this figure - a girl-woman with long red hair, big eyes and thin legs, wearing a frock - as a generic female, or perhaps as an Alice? But it is Jenny, surely? These highly narrativised paintings present such a personal, subjective and often confessional voice that it is impossible to distance their subject from the artist This is made all the more difficult by the apparently interior dialogue of the girl-­woman, writ large and loud within the bounds of the figurative painting and on accompanying text panels, and the first-person narrative it tells, This may seem to simply be a case of the artist-author representing her lived experience for an audience. But, as much as this works with a candid spontaneity of address, the autobiographical positioning of Watson's works is anything but straightforward We cannot identify these issues of autobiography in Watson's painting without also remembering that her work has always been positioned as conceptual art and that she has a troubled faith in the immediacy of representation, In many ways, the relationship between the subject of Watson's paintings and their artist-maker is the point where the complexity of the works is emphatically underscored.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherMuseum of Contemporary Arten_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.mca.com.au/learn/learning-resources/jenny-watson/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleJenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofchapter6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom81en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto83en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArt Historyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode190102en_US
dc.titleJenny Watson Declaresen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Book Chapters (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeB - Book Chaptersen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, Queensland College of Arten_US
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHawker, Rosemary L.


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