Séraphine Pick, with Jaime Jenkins

Coloured Mud

14 Jul — 14 Aug 2021

Séraphine Pick, Driving Creek Pottery, Coromandel, 2021
Photographed by Jaime Jenkins

We are digging together. 
Looking for the colour of the earth…

– Séraphine Pick & Jaime Jenkins, July 2021

Séraphine Pick
Forest Bathing
2021
oil on linen
2000 x 1600mm

Coloured Mud is a collaboration between painter Séraphine Pick and ceramicist Jaime Jenkins.

Since first meeting in Wellington five years ago the artists have become fast friends and for this exhibition Pick has painted on Jenkins’ ceramic forms. All of the collaborative works were made when Pick visited Jenkins’ Tauranga studio and whilst the two did a residency at Driving Creek Pottery on the Coromandel in Autumn of 2021. Selected pieces were hand-built by Pick, the large bells were hand-coiled by Jenkins and both Teeter and Waver are made from clay she excavated herself. Almost all of the ceramics were wood-fired with soda at Driving Creek or gas-fired in Jenkins’ own kiln.

Jaime Jenkins & Séraphine Pick
Cascade (jug)
2021
Hand-painted, wood-fired stoneware
396mm tall

Séraphine Pick
Dark Bloom
2021
oil on linen
1300 x 1045mm

Séraphine Pick
Path
2021
oil on linen
1300 x 1055mm

Séraphine Pick
Blush Vase
2021
oil on linen
485 x 380mm (framed)

Jaime Jenkins & Séraphine Pick
Forest Vase
2021
Hand painted, wood-fired stoneware
373mm tall

The playful installation, Coloured Mud features a group of new paintings by Séraphine Pick that includes small, intimate, head-sized works as well as more large-scale stretched works in oil on linen. A common thread running throughout Pick’s latest paintings is inner and outer natural worlds, worlds that are sylvian, with sheltering trees, dark blooms, swaying grasses, tempestuous hedges as well as quieter moments of cut flowers. Bodies in outlandish light are also captured by Pick, reluctantly standing, crouching, slouching and stretching. Shifting more towards abstraction, the works demonstrates bodily, intuitive approaches to making and each has its own distinct palette operating as its own field of hue, whether roseate, flashed, green, gold or blue.

Jaime Jenkins & Séraphine Pick
Creeper
2021
Hand painted, wood-fired stoneware
Installation dimensions variable

Séraphine Pick
Sible
2021
oil on board
425 x 325mm (framed)

Séraphine Pick
Seeress
2021
oil on board
425 x 325mm (framed)

Séraphine Pick
Cave Woman
2021
Stoneware

Jaime Jenkins
Chasm Table
2021
Stoneware
510 x 835 x 581mm

Séraphine Pick
Purple Haze
2021
oil on linen
332 x 282mm

Jaime Jenkins & Séraphine Pick
Ash Ledge
2021
Hand painted, gas-fired stoneware
305 x 196 x 105mm

Séraphine Pick
Dark Squall
2021
oil on linen
300 x 255mm

Jaime Jenkins & Séraphine Pick
Untitled Vase
2021
Hand painted, wood-fired stoneware
362mm tall

Jaime Jenkins & Séraphine Pick
Untitled Large Bell
2021
Hand painted, wood-fired stoneware

Séraphine Pick
Woman Jug II
2021
Stoneware

Jaime Jenkins & Séraphine Pick
Portrait Bell
2021
Stoneware

Jaime Jenkins & Séraphine Pick
Waver
2021
Stoneware
345mm tall

Jaime Jenkins & Séraphine Pick
Garden Bowl
2021
Hand painted, wood-fired stoneware
199mm diameter

Jaime Jenkins is represented by
Jhana Millers Gallery, Wellington

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