Today we take a last look at the 2020 Fall Juried Exhibit!
In light of the most recent directives issued by the Governor’s office to continue to limit the spread of COVID-19, and because the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors are always our highest priority, we have made the difficult decision to again close the Jansen Art Center until further notice.
During this time you can stay connected to the J and engage in local art by viewing all current exhibits in the online galleries on our website. The Virtual Winter Exhibits will be live 12/3!
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
charcoal on paper
17″ x 14″
It seems that I’ve always had a love for the human figure but only recently have I attempted to go beyond the technical aspects of rendering the human form into communication. The communication of emotion, whether from the subject or myself, is the focus of my work and is hopefully imbued into my work. Through my recent paintings and drawings I’m trying to look beyond the surface, beyond base emotions and into the complexity of subtle emotions, that when culminated together defines each of us beyond simplistic description. What does spirit look like in a brush stroke? What does a courageous line look like? How can I communicate resolve, fervent passion, longing or vulnerability in simple mediums? These are the questions I’m trying to answer. I foresee my journey ahead to be long and difficult, yet rewarding.
oil on canvas
20″ x 30″
oil and acrylic on canvas
16.5″ x 30″