JUDY ANDERSON – A Place Opens
Hosted By 19 Karen
October 24th - November 21st, 2009
Judy Anderson, born 1961, lives and works on the Gold Coast. Her work is represented by Schubert Contemporary and the Queensland Centre for Photography. She has held 12 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows in Australia and overseas, including South Korea and South Hampton New York. Judy Anderson has received an Arts Queensland RADF grant, a number of study and travel scholarships and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Conrad Jupiters’ Parks Victoria award. She has conducted numerous artist residencies locally and interstate and in NY for the 2003 Global Neighbourhood Project. Her work is widely represented in public and private collections, interstate and overseas, including the Hyundai Arts Centre, Ulsan, South Korea; The Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne; The Parks Victoria Collection, Melbourne; The James Hardy Collection at the State Library of Queensland and the Gold Coast City Art Gallery Permanent Collection, among others. She is currently completing a Phd in Visual arts and Cultural Theory, works as an arts educator at secondary and tertiary levels and as an arts writer. Her practice embodies photomedia, video, painting and drawing and artist books. Her recent work explores light and surface as traces of passage in the form of palimpsests, installation, photographic imagery, video and back lit digitally manipulated transparencies. Emblems of embodiment and desire are configured from images of objects and felt surfaces as sites of transition and dissolution. Aspects of memory, lived experience and fragmented narrative are conveyed through processes such as erasure, multiple layering of images and text, and a collage aesthetic which emphasises materiality, tactility, loss and retrieval.