Jo Davenport: Mapping Hill End

  Jo Davenport Hawkins Hill 2015/2016, mixed media on rag paper. 765mm x 1060mm. Image courtesy of the artist and Arthouse Gallery, Sydney. Jo Davenport Hawkins Hill II 2017, mixed media on rag paper. 153 cm x 106cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Arthouse Gallery, Sydney.

9 June - 30 July 2017

Created during a residency at Hill End in October 2015, Jo Davenport’s recent series of abstract works draw from the visual language of cartography. Moving away from topographical and physical representations, Jo’s paintings map the emotions associated with ‘being in’ the landscape of Hill End. Working with paper – a befitting cartographic material – the artist considers the artistic currency of maps as both analytical tools and aesthetic objects, calling into question what makes an abstract rendering into a map and, likewise, what makes a map an artwork.

A Hill End Artists in Residence Program exhibition. Jo Davenport is represented by Arthouse Gallery, Sydney.

 

 

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IMAGES: Jo Davenport Hawkins Hill 2015/2016, mixed media on rag paper. 765mm x 1060mm. Image courtesy of the artist and Arthouse Gallery, Sydney. Jo Davenport Hawkins Hill II 2017, mixed media on rag paper. 153 cm x 106cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Arthouse Gallery, Sydney. MENU IMAGE: Jo Davenport Hawkins Hill (detail) 2015/2016, mixed media on rag paper. 765mm x 1060mm. Image courtesy of the artist and Arthouse Gallery, Sydney.