Wobble – Monica Rohan
Jan Murphy Gallery is excited to present Wobble – the new solo exhibition by Queensland artist Monica Rohan.
In Rohan’s latest series of paintings, chairs act as an extension to human figures, linking them tenuously to their environment. The landscape is one of swirling patterns of leaves, swaying branches and open expanses of sky that together create a sense of vertigo. The artist’s sensitivity to her surroundings is evident in the carefully composed works, which reveal a love of pattern, light and colour. The paint retains a lucid quality and the decorative potential of textiles and luxuriant foliage act as ready symbols for the day lit world.
Rohan has been a finalist in national prizes including the Archibald Prize, The Gold Award, Redland Art Award and the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize. Rohan was selected for the significant survey show, Goma Q , which showcased Queensland artists at QAGOMA in 2015. Her work is held in a number of private and public collections, including the University of Queensland Art Museum, QAGOMA, Tweed River Regional Gallery and the Griffith University Art Museum.
Image credit: Monica Rohan ‘Clump‘ 2019 oil on board 60.0 x 45.0 cm (detail)