Following a successful solo show at the A&D Gallery in London, Anglo-Welsh artist Judy Logan gave up her job-of-a-lifetime at the Royal Academy of Arts to focus solely on her painting and printmaking.
Her forthcoming solo exhibition at Tenby Museum & Art Gallery (August 26 to October 1) provides a perfect opportunity to enjoy Judy’s new series of paintings, many painted especially for this show, along with a range of her limited edition prints of crows and ravens - collected and admired by the late Sir John Hurt.
Fascinated with how we interpret each other’s complex emotions, Judy draws her inspiration from the complicated interior worlds we all inhabit. Focusing on the gap between our inner secret lives and the faces we present to the world, she explores her intuitions through images that are sometimes colourful, contemporary and figurative and sometimes via the dark and mischievous antics of the crows and ravens that entrance her.
Kate Rhodes, Internationally acclaimed crime novelist and award- winning poet said:
“Judy’s work dazzled me, right from the start. I visited her studio and the immediacy and power of her paintings took my breath away. I found myself surrounded by nature at its most powerful, predatory crows watching my every move. A woman’s portrait stared back me, impossible to ignore. It doesn’t matter whether the woman inside the frame is gazing at us directly, or looking away. She is queen of her empire, always in control of her thoughts, and her destiny.“
Leaving it up to the viewer to bring their own story to the work, Judy loves the way that “Everyone reacts differently; seeing something that others don’t see, feeling something that others don’t feel”. Judy’s women are certainly not passive, they are confident and comfortable with meeting, or avoiding, the gaze of others.
Judy has exhibited in galleries throughout the UK including: The Royal Academy of Arts, Royal West Academy, A&D Gallery, The Fry Art Gallery, Baron Art Gallery, Oriel CRIC Gallery and New Brewery Arts. Her work has been featured on Steve Logan’s CD covers and she has been interviewed on a BBC1 Art Show.
Like a two-headed gold sovereign, her work has an instant attraction then gives way to hidden, deeper meanings, that subtly engage us all.
The exhibition at Tenby Museum & Art Gallery runs from August 26 to October 1, 2023
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