In the following paintings I am exploring the use of lime-wash as a painting medium.
Jan Williams’ paintings explore memory and identity.Painted by layering tinted lime-wash on board, marks are left by the rubbing away of the lime wash layers. Williams’ choice of lime-wash is significant, a memory from her childhood of the annual lime-washing of the cowsheds and buildings on the family farm.This continuous paint / erase method creates surfaces that are alive to the play not only of chance, but that of editing and choice. The initially minimal paintings slowly reveal a complex tension between surface and depth that creates a space for haunting, half remembered transitional spaces.
Sept 2014 – Exit – Lime-wash on board, 18 in x 24 in.
Jan 2015- Link Corridor – Lime-wash on board, 18 in x 24 in.
March 2015- Window – Lime-wash on board, 18in x 24 in.
April 2015 – Thoroughfare 2-Lime-wash on board, 8 in x 10 in.
April 2015- Thoroughfare – Lime-wash on board, 18 in x 24 in.
May 2015-Untitled- Lime-wash on canvas, 20 in x 16 in.
May 2015- Untitled- Lime-wash on canvas, 10 in x 12 in.
May 2015 – Untitled – Lime-wash on canvas, 10 in x 12 in.
June 2015-Untitled – Lime- wash on canvas, 16 in x 20 in.
June 2015- Walkway – Lime-wash on board, 18 in x 24 in