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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

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Please Join Me for First Friday Tonight!

The First Friday reception at Anthology Fine Art is starting in just a few hours. The opening reception last night was a success and, if you could not make it, I hope you can join me tonight! Champagne and snacks will be served.

Pieces by Jessica Forrestal

First Friday Reception September 6th  6-9pm

Anthology Fine Art

635 Santa Fe Drive

Denver, Colorado

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Pieces 34

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Pieces 35

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Pieces 36

“Pieces” Opens TONIGHT!!

September 5th have finally arrived! Please join me tonight from 6-8pm at Anthology Fine Art in Denver to celebrate the opening of Pieces! RSVP

Artist Statement:  In an instant our lives can shift in ways for which we are unprepared. The life that we once knew is permanently altered and a new existence becomes reality.  Pieces is a multifaceted installation that addresses the physical and psychological impact of a life-changing diagnosis.  Utilizing common household materials and re-purposing disposable objects, this body of work speaks to the cyclical death and rebirth that occurs on a minute or immense scale.  Grief over the loss of the life we once recognized transforms into reconstruction and discovery of the new version of life we are to lead.

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Pieces 32

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Pieces 33

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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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

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Pieces 17

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More Pieces

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!

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Pieces 14

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