There will be a special preview opening at Anthology Fine Art on Thursday September 5th from 6-8pm. If you do not want to brave the craziness of a First Friday on Santa Fe Drive, this is the event to attend!! Click on the link to RSVP.
Pieces by Jessica Forrestal
First Friday Reception September 6th, 2013
Anthology Fine Art
635 Santa Fe Drive
I finally finished taking photographs of these small paintings. I had not held one of these works in my hands for a while. These original forty-two works have been a springboard for all of the new work I have since created and have yet to post on my blog. (If you want a sneak preview of some of that work, click Forrestal Contemporary Art to like my page on Facebook. I post daily images of my progress with a quick description of what is happening). It is important for me to look back to these original works to remind myself of the intent. An organic shift or change in path is natural in the artistic process. I have figured out that the raw quality that these small paintings possess is crucial to my expressive intent. So in these final weeks of preparing for my exhibition, I plan to keep this concept in the back of my mind.
by Jessica Forrestal
September 1st – October 12th
Opening Reception September 5th
First Friday Reception September 6th
635 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Shifting gears a bit, I have more images from the Pieces series yet to post. If you have visited my Facebook page: Forrestal Contemporary Art, you can see the latest development of this series. I still believe it is important that I post these first forty-two paintings individually. When displayed all together, the paintings have a different sensitivity from when they are shown individually. There is about a little over a month until my next solo exhibition which will debut the Pieces series and all of the work that has since followed. My exhibition will run from September 1st through October 12th at Anthology Fine Art on Santa Fe Drive in Denver. Mark your calendar!
Presence #44 is the first painting where I overlaid two different colors of handmade paper on the completed painting. I was able to add some additional linear elements to create more depth within the work. Below, are the remaining images of the new paintings currently on display.
The owners of The Brush and Comb on Tennyson Street were kind enough to extend the length of my show until the end of July, so I thought I would share more images of some of the new work on that is currently on display. The Presence paintings are finished with a layer of handmade paper and varnish. These are smaller paintings meant to be hung in a pair or small group. I am intrigued by pushing the contrast between the geometric and organic in my compositions. The combination of the drips paired with the handmade paper are reminiscent of a forest and the solid strip of color adds a contemporary feel to more traditional subject matter. Viewing these paintings in person is even better than the photograph, so try to stop in before the end of July!