Roman Road

Jessie Makinson

Fake French

Jessie Makinson

Fake French

9 June – 15 July 2016

 

By evoking the nostalgia of an oriental boudoir, Jessie’s recent works presented in her first solo show with Roman Road interplay contemporary ideas of femininity and cultural appropriation. Often draped in patterned fabrics, a demonstrable reference to domesticity, her paintings of somnambulant females at once draw on the reciprocal relationship between fashion and art.

 

Using new motifs from French fabric designs, such as leaves, basket weave and animal print, she adopts and instils the romanticism of the ‘Parisian chic’ as the epitome of style, orienting the canons of beauty that women are expected to portray. Along with the vibrant display of her recent paintings, the exhibition will also feature four framed drawings by the artist.

 

CV / press release