Jessi Wong

Monday 05 March 2018 - Friday 04 May 2018

Jessi Wong, People on Boats I 2012 (detail), woodblock print, linocut & gel pen on rice paper, 40 x 48cm. City of Yarra Art Collection CFA-790.

This exhibition at Richmond Library by Jessi Wong is a site specific installation featuring wall drawings and a selection of the artist's works from City of Yarra's Contemporary Art Collection.

The works are devoid of colour, which may be interpreted in parts as heavy and bleak, or light and hopeful. Childlike and naïve stick figure drawings exist throughout the work giving the impression of (somewhat) lighthearted playfulness.

The plywood background of Jessi's woodblock prints invoke the land-based structure of trees, contrasting against the drawn images of the boats and sea. Pathways of people float over the topography of the earth, ocean and sky.  Are all these places able to exist above, below, behind and next to each other, all together at the same time?

Jessi Wong’s work aims to explore settlement, migration and belonging, while also questioning the idea of home.

The exhibition is viewable during the library's opening hours.

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Jessi Wong

Richmond Library

Date and time:
Monday 05 March 2018 - Friday 04 May 2018

415 Church Street, Richmond