A good few weeks ago now, we had 'Meet the Artists' happening at The Beecroft Art Gallery, in my local town of Southend-on-Sea. I often pinch myself with my job as a Visitor Engagement Officer in my local museum service. I feel so blessed to have a job where I can share my deep thoughts on art and history. It's the perfect job for me! So I was most excited to have a chat with Jennie about her work in the current Double Take exhibition.
Upon thinking of the title of the exhibition, I love how it all fits together. The literal double, as in two artists on show. Jennie's and Simon Monk. But both artists have different reasons why you might look, then look again. I identified more with Jennie's work and this blog will mostly be about my connection and reactions to her work. But I still appreciated Simon's work.
Simon's 'double take' is the fact his are all trick of the eye pieces that upon first glance, just look like paintings on wooden boards. But the more you look, the more they reveal an amazing 3D effect. Some of the pieces you need to stand and wait for you eyes to adjust and then they really pop out of the wood canvases! Such as these 'hold tight' pieces. I haven't taken any pics of Simon's work, but seeing a flat photo on a screen really wouldn't do it any justice anyway! You need to check his work out for yourself! If you're local to Southend then I'd recommend a visit to the Beecroft, the exhibition is still on until 28/5/23! Alternatively, you can check out more on his website here.
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