Fox Jensen McCrory is delighted to announce that Judith Wright has been selected as one of 39 exhibiting artists, collectives and collaboratives for The National 2021: New Australian Art. A major collaborative venture between the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and Carriageworks.

Andrew Jensen writes: 'Wright's new work Nature / Nurture, 2021 sees the figure advance from the shadows to the foreground. Uncertain silhouettes become sharp and strong against rich colours and the forms that have often been implied are made curiously explicit. Borrowing elements of Trecento Italian fertility symbolism, Wright brings a new level of fantasy to her idiosyncratic cast of characters and symbols. Breasts and phalluses enjoy free agency in a fluttering celebration of pleasure and reproduction.

The gentle melancholia and interior narrative that has shaped Wrights grand works over the last decade or more, are now elevated in a carnival of desire. Much as Wim Wenders film Wings of Desire explores the connection between mortality and lust, Wright’s work continues to occupy the threshold between fantasy and our earthly condition, between shadows and dreams, yearning and loss.'

Judith Wright's work will be on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) Sydney, from the 26th March – 22nd August 2021.

The National 2021: New Australian Art at the MCA is curated by Chief Curator Rachel Kent.