JUDY WATSON SHOWS IN WASHINGTON DC
Judy Watson shows in Washington DC - Art Collector
|21 September 2011 | Judy Watson is currently exhibiting at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC. It is her first solo exhibition in the United States. |
Born in Mundubbera in Queensland in 1959, Watson’s work often references her grandmother’s country around Riversleigh Station in north-west Queensland and her evocative paintings convey the beauty of this unique terrain.
She mixes Aboriginal history, elements of her family's past, government documents and everyday objects to provide a glimpse of how Aboriginal people lived and were perceived in the first half of the 20th century. Recently she has also looked to scientific climate research for inspiration.
|Waterline features 10 paintings completed this year, including a painting cyclone Yasi which caused widespread damage to Queensland towns in February 2011. In this work, Watson emulates the aerial perspective of satellite imagery to show the anatomy of a tropical cyclone with its deadly eye, ring of towering storm clouds and surrounding spiralling rain bands.|
The exhibition runs from 29 September to 12 November 2011.
|Above: Judy Watson, Cyclone yasi, 2011. Acrylic and pencil on canvas, 212 x 156.5cm. Courtesy: the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne|
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