Award-winning Artist Jessica Singerman to Exhibit Work at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art
March 28, 2017 - 9:51 am | No Comments »
Sawtooth School for Visual Art presents Among The Weeds And Other Blossoming Things, a collection of paintings from award-winning artist Jessica Singerman. The show will be on display in the Corridor Gallery April 4 through April 30, 2017, with the opening reception on Friday, April 7, from 5:00–7:00 PM.
In Singerman’s brightly colored paintings, viewers will find bold shapes and subtle washes of color juxtaposed with calligraphic line. The layering of vivid colors and shapes evoke landscapes, maps, and memories of time spent in the outdoors. Singerman is noted for her expressive paint-handling and fresh use of color.
Singerman is inspired by the poetry of nature: color and light in the landscape, seasons, and the passing of time. She begins each painting with acrylic and primarily uses hot and bright colors that will vibrate relative to subsequent layers of color that reference the landscape. Once she is pleased with the surface of the painting in acrylic, she continues with oil paint to further build the surface and to play with color, edge, shape, and spatial relationships. In her finished paintings, she looks for a sense of history to the layers of paint, and a balance of awkward and delicate.
Says Singerman of her paintings, “Abstraction is the most intuitive way for me to explore the sensorial aspect of living. Working with color, line, shape, and composition is the way that I process these sensations and explore the connection between space, movement, and time, as well as the natural world, maps, and memory.”