Based in Liverpool, Josie Jenkins is an award-winning artist who has exhibited internationally. Chrissy Collinson is a painter obsessed with Hull’s back alleys (or “tenfoots”). Jenkins works expansively, Collinson moves to a focal point – yet both share an interest in the way human activity impacts the landscape.
Says Collinson: “I find the ad hoc nature of Hull’s Tenfoots fascinating: the make do and mend fences; the mock Tudor and Swiss chalet style garages; patched up boundaries and beguiling attempts at security. It would seem that Hull’s Tenfoots appear to be held together by flaking paint and rusting hinges. My paintings are as varied in subject matter and colour as the Tenfoots are in diversity.”
Says Jenkins: “I am interested in the innate human sense of order, in particular our need to impose order on the world and respond to patterns; including deviations from patterns. In my work, I represent order with pattern, multiples of the same thing, structure and in some cases, symbolic images, referring to power, control and familiarity.”
Together their work offers a fascinating, painterly dialogue.