Over Spring 2021 Jo Volley created a timeline charting the specific colours used by Van Gogh across his lifetime. Materials, collated through a close reading of the artist's letters and associated texts, were applied directly to the walls of the Van Gogh House.
In addition to her small editions, Jo Volley has made a beautiful folding publication that reveals information on each of the pigments that make up the timeline painted on our walls. Each copy contains 2 postcards. A special project, there are only 12 in stock from an edition of 100.
Text by Dr Ruth Siddall.
Design and layout by Lesley Sharpe, published by Slade Press.
About the Artist:
Jo Volley is an artist and who lives and works in London. Her work is concerned with measurement, space and colour as light and employs a wide range of material and mediums. The work draws attention to the nature of archiving, historic materials, ideas of craftsmanship, incorporating traditional and contemporary techniques.
She is Slade Deputy Director (Projects), Coordinator of the Material Research Project & Network and the Material Museum at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL where she studied from 1972-77 and has taught since 1986. In 2019 she created and is director of Colour & Poetry an annual symposium held at the Slade and in 2020 along with Dr Ruth Siddall established World Pigment Day.
Printed on Munken Polar Smooth Crisp White 150gsm
Packaged in a glassine envelope with 2 postcards
17 x 13 cm