A Tacit Understanding (Silver / Slate)

Jennifer Douglas (1975 - )

Silver leaf and floor paint on linen

2017

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: France
    City: Paris
    Place: British Embassy

    In her series A Tacit Understanding, Jennifer Douglas applies gold and silver leaf to canvases covered with industrial floor paint. The works are then tarnished using natural chemical reactions. These paintings resist the symbolism of wealth usually associated with precious metals, and instead allude to the elemental properties of materials and their inevitable decline. Describing her work with silver leaf, the artist  explains:


    I’m really fascinated by how it can alter over time. It  allows the work to go beyond being something I make in my  studio by having a continued momentum to change; an  entropic dimension, a non-static energy.


    Over time, the painterly lustre of A Tacit Understanding (Silver / Slate) transforms from silver through gold towards a bruised purple and silver.  


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    Title
    A Tacit Understanding (Silver / Slate)
    Date
    2017
    Medium
    Silver leaf and floor paint on linen
    Dimensions
    height: 149.8 cm, width: 119.8 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Workplace Gallery, December 2017
    Provenance
    Workplace Gallery; purchased by GAC December 2017
    GAC number
    18743