This small gallery in Windsor is an “artist run initiative” (ARI) . To quote their website “Our exhibition schedule is packed with early and mid-career contemporary artists working in a wide range of mediums”. There are 4 spaces and you will find that the person seated behind the table is one of the artists whose work is on display. Have a chat. This exhibition has oil painting, charcoal, video and two installation pieces.
Jessie Cunningham-Reid: big canvases, bright colors and bold marks characterise Jessie’s works. Looking into the painting I begin to resurrect images from my past – which are not necessarily the images Jessie had in her memory when creating the painting. Where as she has painted an old disused cafe I am resurrecting memories of old petrol stations, and another is an old homestead. But that is the beauty of art – we all view artwork from our own perspective, coloured by our own history.
Cafe Plava Boja Bar (Blue Bar) by Jessie Cunningham-Reid 2017 Oil on linen 91 x 122 cm (included with artists consent)