Tag Archives: abstract painting

Exhibit Opening Reception from 4-6 Today!

New Normal: A Journey

The Oak Room in Crabbe Hall at the University of Northern Colorado

Reception from 4-6pm

I am excited that this exhibit has been noticed by the press!! The Greeley Tribune printed an article about my work. Below is the front page of the article. The full article is also available on the Greeley Tribune website.

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First Friday Tonight, October 4th!

"Pieces 1-42" and "Time Stands Still"

“Pieces 1-42” and “Time Stands Still”

Please join me tonight from 6-10pm for First Friday! It might be a bit chilly, but it is well worth the effort!

First Friday Reception

Anthology Fine Art

635 Santa Fe Drive

Denver, Colorado 80204

Where to Start?

My solo exhibition opened three weeks ago and will be up until October 12th. I was bit exhausted after the final push to get everything accomplished and, as a result, my blog has been silent since. But, the exciting news is that I have seventeen new works to share!

Restriction

Restriction

Today, I would like to share the first of my five sculptural pieces that are currently on display at Anthology Fine Art. Restriction is 3 x 4 feet in size and I constructed the form using wire, fiber, and wallpaper paste. Once dry, I applied several layers of primer before adding acrylic paint and drawings of the spine. This piece is highly textural which makes it a must-see in person!

Anthology Fine Art will be hosting another First Friday Reception a week from today on October 4th from 6-10pm.

Restriction in-progress

Restriction in-progress

Thursday Evening Preview Opening September 5th

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 28

Pieces 28

Pieces 30

Pieces 30

Pieces 29

Pieces 29

Pieces 31

Pieces 31

Looking Back Can Lead to Further Evolution

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Pieces 20

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.

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Pieces 21

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Pieces 22

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Pieces 23

Solo Exhibition is One Month Away!

Pieces

by Jessica Forrestal

September 1st – October 12th

 

Opening Reception September 5th

6-8 PM

 

First Friday Reception September 6th

6-9 PM

 

Anthology Fine Art

635 Santa Fe Drive

Denver, CO 80204

Pieces 17

Pieces 17

Pieces 18

Pieces 18

Pieces 19

Pieces 19

Additions to the Presence Series Continued

Presence #44

Presence #44

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.

Presence #46

Presence #46

Presence #42

Presence #42

Presence #40

Presence #40

Presence #47

Presence #47