Janet Yates: Memories of Exotic Lands - Art Collector

Janet Yates, Ancestors

Janet Yates’ latest works present the colours and traditions of remote south-east Asian indigenous tribes. The paintings are intoxicating, containing layers and fragments of colour and memory, resonating with wild, primitive energy. A central element is the ‘weave’ — the people’s traditional craft.

Colour is striking. From the same palette, but taken in different directions, sometimes harmonising, sometimes contrasting, dissonant.

Janet layers her paintings, building levels of translucency, using heavy brushes, juicy with paint and passion.

Fractured plains, layers, multiple perspectives enhance the spatial element, achieving complex open and closed areas of canvas, the different translucencies creating a ‘jungle’ of paint. Gemma Ben-Ary/Ruari Jack Hughes.

Opening drinks: 6-8pm Friday 27 April
Exhibition closes: 30 May 2012
Location: Zig Zag Gallery , 50 Railway Rd Kalamunda
Contact: 0407 900 031
Email: janetyates@iinet.net.au

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