Devonport Regional Gallery

Jessie Pangas: TRANSform

Jessie Pangas: TRANSform

Exhibition Dates: 19 MARCH – 16 APRIL 2016
Opening Friday 18 March, 6 pm

Jessie Pangas is an emerging artist based in Ulverstone, Tasmania. Her inspiration and ideas are drawn from urban spaces, in particular, the houses that hold, protect, conceal and reveal the personalities and communities that make up the urban environment.

The familiar and the new combine so that recognition and wonder are experienced through the viewing of the artist’s acrylic paintings of architectural forms. These forms are often mere façades or fragments of a whole, and in some works a strange narrative of shapes emerge so that the artist’s line of inquiry as to ‘what these works [might] say about our individual and community identity’ is posed within these ‘snatches’ of vernacular houses. There is a playful – almost whimsical nature about these paintings, yet multiple levels of meaning come into play after their initial ‘reading’. Set against a featureless background the viewer is left pondering the meaning of individual and community identity.

Image: Jessie Pangas, Almost two doors down, 2016, acrylic on linen