Jeanette Barnes: Metropolis

3 Feb 2018 – 17 Feb 2018

Felix and Spear Gallery

England, United Kingdom


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A selection of drawings and monotypes of the built environment and its inhabitants.


“Through drawings and prints, my practice engages with the constant development within the urban landscape. I produce large compressed charcoal drawings, seeking to explore the relationships between the built environment and those who inhabit it. Sometimes figures are of central importance or of implied presence – I like to use their movement as a metaphor for energy within the city and passage of time. I often work on projects of construction; I’m fascinated by the way major cities reinvent themselves. The subsequent finished drawings are not about one moment in time, but a history of events, a visual diary of change...”  Jeanette Barnes


Jeanette Barnes was born in Lancashire in 1961. She studied for BA Hons Fine Art Liverpool Polytechnic 1980-83, post-graduate painting Royal Academy Schools 1984-87 and MA printmaking Royal College of Art 1987-89. During this time, she was awarded John Moores, Henry Moore and Richard Ford scholarships. She has exhibited extensively individually and in group exhibitions including several times at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Hunting Group, Drawings For All, Cleveland Drawing Biennale and Jerwood Drawing. Jeanette was a prize-winner in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Lynn Painter Stainers, Discerning Eye, Hunting Group, Drawings For All and Jerwood Drawing. Her work is represented in public, corporate and private collections. She works from her studio in Hackney Wick.

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