Jude Lang makes paintings and drawings. The work shapes the familiar into the mysterious and the loved into unknown, strange memories. It insists on making women and children's experience; motherhood, childhood; growth and development interesting, provoking and richly complex. Flicking between awareness and memory it makes a rupture that moves the images between fiction and life.
Her paintings use images from communal and personal stories, distilled and frozen out of their narratives. They use everyday experiences as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context.. Resonant because of shared cultural narratives but because extracted and apart they carry a strange energy in their awkwardness.
“…the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill as they might have been is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.”