Ey Up Jenny West
I have had the great fortune of being both taught by Jenny and of teaching with her. Though she probably wouldn’t think of herself as one, she is truly one of the great educators. More so than any other tutor I’ve come across, she has such a genuine interest in, and an ability to question her students both artistically and personally, that alone seems to make the work feel significant. Conversely, however, she is maybe not asked enough about herself or her work, which definitely is not given the significance it deserves; and being such a great educator can often overshadow the artist they foremost truly are. In the process of exhibiting her work at blip blip blip, I really felt it was time I learn more about the life of someone who has been so hugely significant in mine.
PLAN by Jenny West and Ian Jackson is open until the 1st December at blip blip blip, Leeds.