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live long and prosper
21 July–16 September 2016
THURSDAY 21 JULY 2016
6.30 PM UNTIL LATE
IN CONVERSATION WITH JEAN WAINWRIGHT AND CLOSING EVENT
WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2016
WORK is pleased to invite you to the private view of New York-artist Jessica Voorsanger.
In Live Long and Prosper, Jessica Voorsanger is presenting a new series of paintings in which she imagines the paintings she would make if she were artist-in-residence on The Starship Enterprise.
Voorsanger’s established practice exploring issues surrounding popular culture and celebrity takes a radical departure in this new series of paintings juxtaposing vintage fabrics with toxic and vibrant colours. She refers to them as 'painted collages'. The faded, patterned vintage fabrics in contrast with the vibrant poured and dripped paint locate the work in its questioning of what a sci-fi utopian future could hold.
Jessica: Oh hello Captain Kirk! What do you think of my new paintings?
Captain Kirk: Fantastic!
Mr Spock: This cacophonous colour is not logical.
Jessica: Actually, I think you will find Mr Spock that the melding of the patterned fabrics are indicative of the time period in which they exist. The bright poured and dripped paint is a reaction to what the potential futures could be.
Mr Spock: Very interesting.
The art of jessica voorsanger
The Work of Jessica Voorsanger is the first comprehensive publication of the artist's practice to date, and includes the major works in The Impostor Series.