ArtsNational: “Joy Hester: Love,…”
Joy Hester: Love, Loss and Redemption – Kendrah Morgan (AUS)
From the late 1930s to the end of the 1950s Joy Hester forged a body of work that was distinctly her own, groundbreaking in its conception and assertions. Working almost exclusively with ink and gouache on paper she broke with convention and used drawing as a tool to grasp the essence of being human. She portrayed life in all its complexity, tackling subjects that were highly provocative during her lifetime: love, sex, birth, and death.
Kendrah Morgan is Senior Curator at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne. She has worked in the commercial gallery sector and as a lecturer in art and design history. She has also published numerous books.