32 pages, 22.5cm x 16cm, hardback, full-colour
500 copies, hand numbered and stamped, 100% recycled paper
Publication date: July 2012
Publisher: Erm Books/And Collective
Comprising recent and never-before-seen works, Surfaces counterpoints the romantic against the absurd and the evocative against the surreal, forging a thread of potential narrative, formal and symbolic strands and motifs.
Slattery’s paintings are striking for both their technical acumen and elusive subject matter. Occupying a space between fiction and non-fiction, they defy their initial read. The medium of watercolour may be one of the most inflexible, but Slattery’s Surfaces proves malleable and enigmatic in equal measure.
Jackson Slattery was born in Melbourne and currently divides his time between his home city and Montreal. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Art in drawing at RMIT University (2004) and has since won several prizes. Slattery participated in the Lenikus Artist in Residence Programme in Vienna (2012), and was a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (2008–2009). In 2013, Slattery will undertake the Australia Council for the Arts and Anne & Gordon Samstag ISCP Residency in New York. Jackson’s work is held in public and private collections in Australia, UK and Russia. He is represented by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.