HUNTER KIRKLAND CONTEMPORARY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jennifer J.L. Jones, “Samsara II”, Mixed Media On Wood Panel, 60” x 60”, 2011
Who: Jennifer J.L. Jones
What: “Serenata” New Paintings
Where: Hunter Kirkland Contemporary
200-B Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM
When: Opening Reception:
Friday, May 27, 2011, 5–7 PM
Exhibit continues through June 12, 2011
Contact Information: Nancy Hunter- 505.984.2111, firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract expressionist Jennifer Jones’s latest series, “Serenata,” uses mixed media on wood panels to chronicle her ongoing journey of self-discovery. Jones continues to refine her creative process, glazing thin layers of oil paint, acrylics, and tar to produce richly colored, heavily lacquered surfaces that reveal deeply embedded textures, as if fragments of memory were preserved and polished, then combined with elements of the natural world. Although personal, the subject matter references processes like growth, decay, and rebirth, reinforcing a universality that elevates her work to a level of communication that transcends boundaries between self and other.
“My paintings are my love songs, my poems, and my novels,” explains the artist. “They are my mysteries, my questions, and my answers; they are even my confusion, my heartbreaks, and my bliss. Through painting, I have discovered a ‘visual’ voice for my heart that has evolved into a serenade for my soul.”
Jones will be on hand for the opening reception on Friday, May 27, to discuss the techniques and inspiration that give life to her palette of rich colors and dark yet accessible surfaces.
The show continues through June 12, 2011.
Nancy Hunter- Owner/Director
Hunter Kirkland Contemporary
200-B Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Additional digital images are available upon request