Filmmaker John Rogers interviews Voorsanger in her East London studio.
Filmmaker John Rogers interviews Voorsanger in her East London studio.
Interview and studio tour with artist Jessica Voorsanger at her studio in Leyton, East London by John Rogers.
Curated by Anne Sorensen
A group exhibition celebrating the Bauhaus and how it has inspired our work. The 28 practitioners in the exhibition all work for The University for the Creative Arts
17 October – 2 November 2019
Herbert Read Gallery
New Dover Road
22 November 2018 – 3 February 2019
Private View Wed 21 November, 6-8.30pm
Curator’s tour 6.30-7pm
Mounira Al Solh, Frank Auerbach, Paul Cézanne, Virginia Chihota, Lucian Freud, Dryden Goodwin, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Horst Janssen, Claudette Johnson, Michael Landy, Maria Lassnig, Joyce Pensato, Deanna Petherbridge, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso, Paula Rego, Nicola Tyson, Jessica Voorsanger and Clifton Wright
Jessica Voorsanger, The Ladies who Knit for Peace and their Favourite Artists, watercolour on paper 2018
Bringing together historic figures such as Ingres, Picasso and Hepworth, and recent and contemporary artists including Lassnig, Hockney and Landy, this exhibition reveals intimate encounters between artists and their subjects over the past 200 years. Remarkable drawn portraits, rarely seen, sit beside those made today, and demonstrate drawing’s enduring ability to bring characters to life.
Drawing creates the illusion of presence. Using precise lines, Picasso and Freud capture a posed subject, whereas Hockney catches his sitter unaware in a calligraphic flourish of ink. Portraits of family members by Cézanne, Auerbach and Goodwin convey the sense of an intimately unfolding situation through multiple, restless pencil or charcoal lines.
In self-portraits by Maria Lassnig and Nicola Tyson, evocative colours are used to express psychological states and bodily sensations. Landy, in contrast, conveys the demands of self-representation through spidery black lines that knit into staring eyes and a furrowed brow.
The individuality of Mounira Al Solh’s migrant and refugee subjects is captured through experiments with style and medium. Drawn on yellow legal pads, they evoke not only an illusion of presence, but act as a material reminder of the contemporary human condition.
Exhibition supported by The Tavolozza Foundation.
Binghamton University Museum of Art
Curated by Lawrence Sanchez, art history graduate student
September 6 – November 20, 2018
PROCESSIONS, SUFFRAGETTE MARCH, 10 June 2018 [Still We Rise: Margate]
On June 10th 2018, thousands of participants from all over Great Britain attended one of the large scale marches organised by Artichoke Trust and 14-18 Now! in London, Edinburgh, Belfast or Cardiff. From above the crowds of participants become green, violet and white stripes (all wearing scarves), the colours of the suffragette movement to celebrate 100 years of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement.
Artichoke Trust and 14-18 Now! Commissioned 100 artists all over Great Britain to create banners with diverse groups of women. Jessica Voorsanger was commissioned to work with a group of female participants at The Turner Contemporary in Margate to create one of these banners. The participants came from UCA (University of Creative Arts, Canterbury), POW! Thanet, Mencap, Wimbledon School of Art (University of the Arts, London) and other local artists. Over 6 weeks of workshops the group devised a large scale banner (with individual contributions from the participants), chanting phrases and costumes. Hence Voorsanger’s Posse of Protesters were formed!
Watch this space … Jessica Voorsanger will be leading a new procession on the 8th of March 2019 in Margate in association with POW! for International Women’s Day. POW! is a festival of Arts and Culture celebrating and exploring issues around Feminism, Women and Girls. If you [ladies and people who recognise themselves as ladies] would like to get involved contact POW! here.
Read about it here:
Here are some images from the event …
Bob and Roberta Smith RA, Jessica Voorsanger and Etta Voorsanger-Brill discuss their collaborative project, The Secret to a Good Life. (4 September 2018 – 3 February 2019). This special project by Bob and Roberta Smith RA explores the story of women artists and the Royal Academy – through the lens of his own family history. Bob and Roberta Smith’s mother, the artist Deirdre Borlase, regularly exhibited in the RA’s Summer Exhibition. She thought she was more likely to be selected if she submitted works without her first name, to avoid giving away her gender.
Three new sculptures include This is Deirdre Borlase ARCA, 2018, by Bob and Roberta Smith RA and sculptures of the Academy’s female founders, Mary Moser RA and Angelica Kauffman RA, created by Smith in collaboration with his wife, Jessica Voorsanger, and their daughter, Etta Voorsanger-Brill.
Show open 2nd March – 25th March 2018, Fridays to Sundays 12 to 6pm
Queens Park Railway Club
Queens Park Train Station
492 Victoria Road
Aki, Ben Allen, Dave Allen, Penny Anderson, Millie Angel, Charlotte Arnhold, Pete Astor, Ruth Barker, Shipsides and Beggs Projects, David Bellingham, Claire Biddles, Ross Birrell, Bobby Bluebell, Martin Boyce, Andrew Braidwood, Jill Bryson, Roddy Buchanan, Rob Churm, David Michael Clark, Nathan Coley, Edwyn Collins, Anne Marie Copestake, Craig Coulthard, Thomson & Craighead, Martin Creed, Alan Currall, Tim Davies, Sushil K Dade, Tim Dalzell, Sean Dickson, Amy Di Rollo, Andrew Divine, Chris Dooks, Natalie Doyle, Bill Drummond, Alan Dunn, Carla Easton, Alan Austin Edwards, Graham Fagen, Keith Farquhar, Douglas Gordon, Marianne Greated, Bob Carey Grieve, Mark Gubb, Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir, Michelle Hannah, Bob Hardy, Winnie Herbstein, Angus Hood, Hayley Jane Dawson, Hannan Jones, Eugene Kelly, Krysia Kordecka, Derek Lodge, Raymond MacDonald, Russell MacEwan, Paul Maguire, David Mackintosh, Alicia Matthews, Iain McCall, David McClymont, Brian McFie, Andy McGregor, Richard McMaster, Mary McIntyre, Davie Miller, Kieran Clayton Milne, Jonathan Monk, Douglas Morland, Vikki Morton, Craig Mulholland, Scott Myles, John Nicol, Brendan O’Hare, Dougie Payne, Susan Philipsz, The Lonely Piper, Zexuan Qiao, Beagles & Ramsay, Baldvin Ringstead, Tim Sandys, Danny Saunders, Jack Saunders, Peter Scott, John Shankie, David Sherry, Dave Shrigley, Becky Šik, Bob and Roberta Smith, Fiona SoePaing, Alan Stanners, Simon Starling, Calum Stirling, Niall Campbell Strachan, Sara Stround, Robbie Thomson, Hanna Tuulikki, Clara Ursitti, John Vick, Martin Vincent, Jessica Voorsanger, Rachel Walker, Cathy Weir, Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, Lin Zheng
Artist Ross Sinclair curates an exhibition celebrating the intertwined relationships of his twin passions of art and music and has invited 100 like-minded practitioners to join in. These themes have been prevalent in Sinclair’s own work as an artist since he took time out of his studies at the Glasgow School of Art to become a founding member of popular Glaswegian beat combo The Soup Dragons in the mid 1980’s. Sinclair has invited 100 members from the art and music communities to submit an artwork, (irrespective of which form they are best known for) and to contribute an example of their music for a digital mix-tape that will be played in the space. Films and videos will be exhibited reflecting an eclectic mix of pop video, performance and film-work.
Queens Park Railway Club is an artist run space located on the platform of Queens Park Railway Station on the South side of Glasgow. Run by Patrick Jameson and Ellis Luxemburg, the space has a continuing programme of events including exhibitions and residencies for artists and writers.
Jessica Voorsanger’s Lucky Bags will be seen in the exhibition Exhibiting the Exhibition
Not seen since 1994 Jessica Voorsanger’s Susan Dey’s Beauty Tips and David Cassidy’s Diet will be included in the exhibition Staaliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden.
Exhibiting the Exhibition,
Staaliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden , Lichtentaler Allee 8a, Baden-Baden, Germany 76530
2 March – 17 June 2018