Jill Rock has invited artists, musicians, poets, writers and performers to explore their relationship to White whether it be scientific, social, mythical, psychological, religious or aesthetic. Celebrating that split second of Whiteout – the imagination is accessed and the artist has the freedom to improvise.
In times when all points of reference are being eroded things are known by their shadow - the whiter the white the darker the shadow.
Wherever in the world, painting fragments of wood picked up off the ground, Jill Rock tackles the problem of the relationship between object and subject, working where nature, culture and art meet.
“It is as if in the time consuming and concentrated process of finding, cleaning and painting fragments of wood I am attempting to break down the dualism of object and subject to create a unity. In the work Remember the Dance I became fascinated by the fact that as I built up the layers of white gesso the relationships changed as the shadow took on the dominant role.”
Jill Rock is a London based artist. A sense of place is important to her and she has worked and shown her work worldwide. This summer she has worked in Nunhead Cemetery London, in Rome creating a solo exhibition “Psychogeographical Wanderings in The Caffarella” and at Kurt Schwitter’s Merzbarn in Cumbria. At Hundred Years Gallery she has found a congenial place where artists meet to explore the relationships between art forms.
White Works by Anna Burel, Anna Sikorska, Antonio Mena, Edward Smith, Elizabet Chojak-mysko, Gerald Shepherd, Graham Mackeachan, Jaime Valtierra, Jo Roberts, Jo Wonder, Jolanta Jagiello, Li Williams, Lorraine Clarke, Mary Lemley, M Gallego, Mervyn Diese, Miyuki Kasahara, Nicky Scott-Francis, Noel Macken, Penny Newell, Raffaella Losapio, Richard Cardew, Thomas Cardew, Valentina Colella, Vittoria Biasi, Wayne Chisnall.