Jessica Joy London: A State of Wonder
October 23, 2014 – January 2, 2015
Jessica Joy London, American, b. Guyana, 1983. Detail, Float, 2014. 4’ x 8’. Ink on Yupo paper.
Jessica Joy London creates paintings that are artifacts of chance, conscious decision-making, and the fixed laws of natural phenomena. For inspiration, London closely observes the ordinary in the everyday and often integrates simple materials into her art. She incorporates water from her fish tank, garlic and onion skins, grapefruit, leaves, and grasses. She combines these with colored inks spilled in a systematic and methodical way onto the synthetic paper. Her bright, abstracted images look both biologically organic and mysteriously imagined.
“I imagined if it rained color, the landscape would look like my paintings. Shades of blue would flow from leaf to fallen leaf picking them up and repositioning them on bright green blades of grass and grey concrete in harmonious compositions”. —Jessica Joy London
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 30
Cash bar opens at 6 pm.
Artist talk at 7 pm in Cook Auditorium.
You’re invited to the opening reception and preview
of the exhibition Jessica Joy London: A State of Wonder. Explore the works on view and enjoy a lecture led by the artist.
Porter Foundation Frey Foundation
The Jury Foundation
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