The inaugural exhibition at Chapter House Lane is Justin Lee Williams’ ‘Midnight Mountain Dancing’ from 11 November 2011 – 2 January 2012.
Born 1984, Williams lives and works outside Melbourne, Victoria. In his Ferntree Gully studio, Williams works on this ongoing series of watercolour portraits, which depict a range of peculiar and comical encounters. Freely constructed, faces emerge from washes of colour and relaxed brushwork partners with occasional handwritten fragments of story.
Inspired by Mount Dandenong, where light filters through dense foliage, throwing a mysterious cloak of blue and green over everything… Williams’ stories evolve in the gap between reality and imagination. Memory blurs perception, emerging with a life of its own. In this collection, he paints from memory, creating new characters, cheeky or haunting interpretations of the original.
Chapter House Lane is thrilled to exhibit Justin Lee Williams and thank him for his considerable vision and belief in us and our space. For more Justin Lee Williams see his website here.