Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Work on Display in THREE Different Locations!

Detail of 'Cappadocia, Revisited'
Spring is when new things sprout up from the earth. This spring, my new work fits right in with this concept!

This year, I wanted to try some non-functional wall pieces. I knew I wanted to work with texture and dimension. I was taken by leaves in the fall and the interplay of the colors, shapes and sensations. I wanted to experiment with these qualities.

I ended up taking a long leaf shape and standing it on its end, so it extended toward the viewer. These shapes were grouped close together in patterns and images that were pleasing to me. I have completed 4 pieces and I am in love with each one, for various reasons. They can be viewed in 3 different places:

Dream On! Show at the Del Ray Artisans

Now through March 29, during gallery hours at Del Ray Artisans gallery at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery Hours are Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm.

I have a piece called 'Creativity Crown' of deep purples, royal blue, creamy ivory and black and white background.
'Creativity Crown' in process

March 150 @ Target Gallery 
I have two pieces in this show at the Target Gallery, located inside the Torpedo Factory Art Center. This is a show that raises money for the Gallery's programming. The challenge is to create art on a 10"x10" artist panel. The media was wide open and there are very few restrictions. For me, this was fun and terrifying! I created two pieces that I am happy to have in the show.

'Mercurial Mermaid' and 'Cappadocian Clouds' are being shown through March 22. This coming Friday, March 20, there is a Art Party where you can meet with the artists of these pieces. Details about the Art Party here! 

Detail of 'Cappadocian Clouds'

Detail of 'Mercurial Mermaid'

 And, finally, I am showing a piece in my studio at the Torpedo Factory. I am pleased to be displaying something that is so different than what I have been working on for the last 10 years, so I hope that you will come and see it.

I am in studio #320. We are mainly open: 
Monday: noon to 6pm
Tuesday: noon to 6pm
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: noon to 9pm
Friday: noon to 6pm
Saturday: noon to 6pm
Sunday: noon to 6pm

I am there in general Thursday, Friday and Saturday. My studio mate is there Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Come by, say hello, check out some new art!

And, have a sprouty spring! ~Jen