Jenny Joblin, co-founder of Federation. Image supplied.
While many know Jenny Joblin as the designer and co-founder of streetwear label Federation which she has been at the helm of for 20 years, Jenny is also a talented artist and her latest exhibition opened yesterday at Commercial Bay. Located at 6 Lower Albert Street, the new exhibition runs until Christmas Eve and is titled “The quest to stay gold”.
The quest to stay gold, stay authentic, find the good and be kind has been the thought and train of exploration on Jenny’s mind for most the year. With this exhibition she’s turned those thoughts into original paintings that reflect her edgy, modern aesthetic.
“The thought of not seeking gold, but to be gold. Be of value as a person, not in things. This has become the title and focus for a lot of the exhibition,” says Jenny Joblin. “It started during the first lockdown with a thought about making sure we keep the lights on. This was a literal sense as well as in ways of both mentally and imaginatively too. As well as perspective that always seems clearer with the lights on, of all the good things that are around us. Playing with the elements in abstract form to express this as well as written and illustrated forms.”
This is Jenny’s second exhibition in the past five years and original pieces will be available for purchase alongside the option to have the works as a print. Federation also have a store at Commercial Bay which makes it the perfect location for this latest exhibition.