Life After Death
27 Jun 2018 — 15 Jul 2018
Jealous North are thrilled to present a solo exhibition ‘Life After Death’ by Jessica Albarn, showcasing a new body of work inspired by the meadow she has spent the past years cultivating herself.
Across several mediums, including cynotype, screenprint and graphite pencil, the works explore every aspect of life played out in the meadow, in all its beauty and brutality, yet how it is also symbolic to us as a place of peace and serenity. She will be showing work which plays with the idea of surface and layers, using honey and glass, as well as her drawings - for which she is best known. The exhibition will also feature a new limited edition screenprint, created exclusively for her show and published in Jealous Print Studios.
Jessica Albarn is known for her fascination with insects; particularly Spiders and Bees. This has led her into the land of Faerie with her first book ‘The Boy in the Oak’ which she has written and illustrated. It is a dark tale where it is never wise to trust a Faerie. She has recently made a short film of the book and is currently working towards the feature whilst drawing more bees! This print was produced for the 2011 Ghosts of Gone Birds Portfolio and Exhibition at the Rochelle School, and is now part of the V&A print collection.