Rebecca Hossack Gallery is proud to announce an exhibition of small-scale pencil drawings by Australian artist Jackie Case. On view from January 14th to the 1st of February, 2015, the exhibition will feature fifty portrait-style drawings, depicting Case’s unusual and striking subjects with wit, charisma, and incredible detail. This will be the debut U.S. exhibition of Jackie Case’s work.
“Small things amuse me,” says Jackie Case. Though miniature in scale, Case’s original graphite images are captivating and intriguing, drawing the viewer in to an imagined world all her own. Her heroes – a cape-wearing penguin, a knowing child, a contemplative elephant – are paired with otherworldly objects, a human heart, a fragile tree. Woven together, they comprise a whimsical tapestry that is at once curious and comforting.
Case trained as a graphic designer at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology before embarking on an artistic career. Over the last decade, she has exhibited extensively in Australia and the U.K., including prominent showings at Art Melbourne, Art Canterbury, South Brunswick Art Festival, and most recently, a sold out show at Melbourne Art Fair 2014. Her unique work is held in private collections all over the world.