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I have the chance to go to China in January to show my artwork at the Mingyuan Art Museum in a group exhibition with 6 other artists. I will also visit artist studios and galleries in Shanghai, so I need to raise some funds for my travel expenses. Please check out my Indiegogo campaign, this is a great opportunity to acquire some of my original art for a great price! Please share with your friends as well to get the word out.

Here’s the link:

Help me go to China to Exhibit my artwork!

Thanks!

Jessica

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Saturday was the opening for Intrinsic Terrain, a two person exhibition at the Lost Coast Culture MachineJannell Turner flew into San Francisco from Brooklyn and I flew in from Minneapolis, we rented a car and drove up the coast and through wine country to Fort Bragg. It was a fun trip, and the exhibition looks great. It was nice to visit with people who attended the show from the area. Now we have displayed our paintings on both coasts.

Intrinsic Terrain presents ideas of wilderness and environment in contemporary painting from a psychological viewpoint, using color and movement to manipulate traditional landscape views into an expression of a deeper state of being. The rugged and varied landscapes of the Northern California coast are the perfect setting for this series. The exhibition will be on display until February 22, 2015, and was facilitated by ArtShape Mammoth.

Gallery Dog, Virgil – A gentle giant

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While stopping at a scenic overlook we randomly met these two photographers, they took our portrait and let me snap this photo of them. I love it!

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Microcosm II 24 x 30 in. Acrylic, carbon transfer on wood panel   Prints are available on Saatchiart.com 

I like my work to mean different things to different people, that’s why I usually don’t list the types of organisms or structures that are part of my paintings. But… spoiler Alert! Here’s a list of what you can see in this one. I love how the shapes and patterns of these small organisms mimic aerial views.

These are the carbon transfers from photos that I took in Northwest Wisconsin in the Blue Hills.

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bracket fungus
club moss (lycopodium)

One of the source photos:

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This painting (and myself) will be traveling to Ft. Bragg California in January for an exhibition at the Lost Coast Culture Machine. It is a two-person exhibition with Jannell Turner, who lives in Brooklyn, NY. Check it out! Intrinsic Terrain – January 17- Feb 22, 2015

Check out Jannell’s work here, It’s amazing!

Since I am a new lecturer of art at University of Wisconsin – Barron County, I had the opportunity to hang a show in the campus gallery. This is an exhibition of works on paper from the past two years. Some of the paintings were done during my time in Montana, others from the Anderson Center in Red Wing Minnesota, and the Golden Foundation Artist Residency in New Berlin, New York. I have to say that this is the first time that I have displayed my paintings in the presence of a grand piano and suit of armor. 

I’m looking forward to classes starting next week. I will be instructing Intro to Drawing, Intermediate Drawing, Two-Dimensional Design and Women in the Arts.

I would also like to share a link to a Studio Visit by Fresh Paint Magazine. 

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I recently experienced the art scene in Bushwick for the first time.  I am part of the gallery affiliation program at Loft 594 Gallery, an artist-run gallery on Bushwick Ave. The group exhibition and conference was last weekend. It is incredible to be part of such an exciting group of artists who are in similar stages in their careers, a year or several years out of grad school and actively making  and sharing new work. While most of the group included artists who reside in Bushwick, or other parts of Brooklyn, there were several artists from other parts of the country, myself included.

Here is an excerpt from the press release. I included many links so that you can check out the galleries and artists who participated. The artists who I didn’t link to can be found at the Loft 594 website. 

Loft 594 is pleased to present “Material Disruption,” a group show
featuring the work of eighteen gallery affiliated artists. The pieces in
the show propose a dialog, presented as documentation of process, traces of
practice, and evidence of material manipulation. In these works, the
materials used and the concepts explored are inherently connected,
dictating the final product. Mirroring ideas surrounding technological
disruption, this show seeks to apply similar principals to the art making
process, inviting artists to realize moments of disruption that push their
work to another level. The show celebrates moments of artistic insurgency,
moments where new things can happen.

Two panel discussions open to the public accompany the show on Sat, April 5.

4:15-5:15
Process Versus Concept
The Spectrum between what you like to make and the images you want to
create. Moderated by Mark Sengbusch, (Artist and Arts Advocate),
panelists: Will Hutnik, Aubrey Roemer, Kala Jerzy.

5:30-6:30
Bushwicked: Art Our Way
With Bushwick’s ever expanding art community, this panel will bring
together local gallerists, artists and writers to discuss trends
specific to Bushwick.
Moderated by Phoenix Lindsey-Hall, (Artist and Co-Founder of Higher
Yourself), panelists include: Jesse Martin (Honey Ramka), Katherine Aungier, (Harbor Gallery) Kikuko Tanaka (Momenta Gallery)

Artists: Sally Novak, Carlton Herbert, Jessica Mongeon, Jen Shepard,
Kristi Arnold, Caroline McAuliffe, Ceaphas Stubbs, E. Diamond Wilson,
Aimee Hertog, Judith Shimer, Nathalie Collins, Claire Breidenbach,
Phoenix Lindsey-Hall, Lauren Underwood, Scott Robinson, Susan Luss,
Kenneth Browne, Karen Tiliakos
Curated by Margaret Coleman

594 Bushwick Ave, 2nd floor”

 

 

 

While in New York, I also saw the Whitney Biennial, “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937” at Neue Galerie, and “Ink Art” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I will be posting about these shows soon.