Fleur de Rouge

Tasha Button and Jen Denzin
   
October
   
21
 -  
November
   
1
'The idea of making an art garden developed from discussions about nature and light, the cultivation of artistic growth, the propagation of ideas, and a cross-pollination of two different approaches and methods to art making.'

INFORMATION

Exhibition Statement

Fleur de Rouge is less a stroll down memory lane but a modern-day experiment with colour, composition, and form. It asks the question, ‘What happens when two artists decide to exhibit together for the first time after many years of artistic exchange and involvement?’ The idea of making an art garden developed from discussions about nature and light, the cultivation of artistic growth, the propagation of ideas, and a cross-pollination of two different approaches and methods to art-making practice. Tasha and Jen have collaborated in the elements of design and manifested the beauty they see in nature. They use a variety of dramatic forms from traditional oil and watercolour paintings using sustainable materials, and installations using plastic straws, found objects and common-place materials. These two artists understand the exquisiteness of common flowers in gardens from generations of artists gone before. They reflect on their processes and have the ability to represent the diverse nature of flowering plants in an enriching and contemporary way. Jen and Tasha create floral spiritual installation arrangements together with the beauty of French gardens, abstract forms of rouge, gold and greenery.

Artist Bio

Jen Denzin uses commonplace materials such as plastic buckets, drinking straws, cable ties and tacky mementos to construct gaudy assemblages and vibrant environments. Her work is informed by historical meeting points and the interplay between people-groups and cultures specifically in the Asia-Pacific region. Jen lives in Newcastle and has consistently exhibited in the area for more than a decade.

Tasha Button is a contemporary decorative artist who uses paints and pencils to create tonal works of art. Her delights are in creating a vibrant colourful palette; the colours of nature is where her flamboyant floral and fruit arrangements commence. Tasha’s paintings are inspired by her garden in Sydney and French-European traditional ornamental design. She has exhibited in many group exhibitions.

Exhibition Statement

Fleur de Rouge is less a stroll down memory lane but a modern-day experiment with colour, composition, and form. It asks the question, ‘What happens when two artists decide to exhibit together for the first time after many years of artistic exchange and involvement?’ The idea of making an art garden developed from discussions about nature and light, the cultivation of artistic growth, the propagation of ideas, and a cross-pollination of two different approaches and methods to art-making practice. Tasha and Jen have collaborated in the elements of design and manifested the beauty they see in nature. They use a variety of dramatic forms from traditional oil and watercolour paintings using sustainable materials, and installations using plastic straws, found objects and common-place materials. These two artists understand the exquisiteness of common flowers in gardens from generations of artists gone before. They reflect on their processes and have the ability to represent the diverse nature of flowering plants in an enriching and contemporary way. Jen and Tasha create floral spiritual installation arrangements together with the beauty of French gardens, abstract forms of rouge, gold and greenery.

Artist Bio

Jen Denzin uses commonplace materials such as plastic buckets, drinking straws, cable ties and tacky mementos to construct gaudy assemblages and vibrant environments. Her work is informed by historical meeting points and the interplay between people-groups and cultures specifically in the Asia-Pacific region. Jen lives in Newcastle and has consistently exhibited in the area for more than a decade.

Tasha Button is a contemporary decorative artist who uses paints and pencils to create tonal works of art. Her delights are in creating a vibrant colourful palette; the colours of nature is where her flamboyant floral and fruit arrangements commence. Tasha’s paintings are inspired by her garden in Sydney and French-European traditional ornamental design. She has exhibited in many group exhibitions.

FEATURED WORKS

Jen Denzin, Five Solas, 2021, Mixed Media, 130 x 100 x 30cm

Jen Denzin, Soli Deo Gloria, 2021, Mixed Media, 120 x 110 x 30cm

Jen Denzin, Solus Christus, 2021, Mixed Media, 120 x 110 x 30cm

Jen Denzin, Sola Gratia, 2021, Mixed Media, 130 x 110, 30cm

Jen Denzin, Solus Christus, 2021, Mixed Media, 110 x 100 x 30cm

Jen Denzin, Sola Fide, 2021, Mixed Media, 130 x 110 x 30cm

Tasha Button, Fading Sweet Peas, 2021, Oil on canvas, 28 x 35.5cm

Tasha Button, Pink rose spray with gold stripe, 2021, Oil on canvas, 38 x 58cm

Tasha Button, Vassilikis Dahlias, 2021, Oil on canvas, 29 x 39cm

Tasha Button, Complementary rosefleur, 2021, Giclee print on 250gsm krisp paper, 21 x 29.7cm

Tasha Button, After R. Ruysch, 1680 with some gold, 2021, Oil on board, 39 x 49cm

Tasha Button, Shasta daisies in a vase, 2021, Oil pastel on Canson noir paper, 35 x 24cm

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