Jo Lane is a drawer first and foremost. Whatever material Jo chooses to use - whether printing blocks, plates and ink or pencil - the expression of drawing is at the core.
A fascination for hair and the sea - two elements that endure well beyond a lifetime and that have compelling linear opportunities - are evident ion the body of work made available on ART500.
Jo has currently in London furthering her studies undertaking a Masters in Drawing, To date Jo has held five solo exhibitions in Australia as well as taking part in several group exhibitions, including in London, and as a finalist in a number of art prizes.
"While engaged with the delicate line I am executing on a surface, I am equally as fascinated by the dialogue between the works and the viewer, which occurs when the work is complete. While they take time to execute I see my completed works as hiding a moment, yet exposing a space; being private but publicly exposing an intimacy.
The works I make are written, in images; they write the space to create within. I definitely use drawing as a tool to think visually. I am engaged with the way lines behave, where they come from, how they remind me of the thinking/feeling process in all its organised and messy ways. Hair lines particulalry, exact or ambiguous, became a segue to self and other, my passport to the thinking line, to the feeling space and the texture that is drawing".
- Jo Lane