Jennie MoncurInterrupted Views
Jennie has been making tapestries for many years. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art she has run her own design practice, taking on (amongst others) commissions for tapestries in Lambeth Palace Chapel, hangings for Portcullis House at the Palace of Westminster, floor designs for the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and a painting scheme for 22 railway-bridges across Gateshead. Her work is in private collections around the world and public collections across the UK, including Manchester City Art Gallery, Huddersfield Art Gallery and the Parliamentary Art Collection. Whilst her work has often been architectural in scale and intent, she has recently begun to make smaller, more intimate tapestries.
This exhibition is a rare chance to see a body of Jennie’s work in one place. She is a quiet maker, producing confident work. A consummate technician, she seeks (and finds) perfection in her weaving. In Interrupted Views her somewhat abstract subjects allow you to accept her work at face value – as colourful and beautifully finished tapestries. But they also absorb you and allow you to imagine more.