Please join us for an Opening Reception to celebrate the Mandeville Gallery’s new exhibition, Jenny Kemp: Slow Grow, which explores the fertile territory of organic abstraction in vibrant paintings where space and light are built through the placement of intricate parallel lines that shift slowly in hue and intensity. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Visitors may also view the exhibition, located upstairs in the Mandeville Gallery, during the event. This event is free and open to the public.
Jenny Kemp has been exploring the possibilities of organic abstraction for more than a decade. This fertile territory has afforded her the visual language and conceptual means to examine a collection of ideas, including biology and histories of modern abstraction.
In Kemp’s vibrant paintings, space and light are built through the placement of intricate parallel lines that shift slowly in hue and intensity. Using this stripe motif, she adopts references to mid-20th century abstraction such as minimalism and op art.
Stacey Robinson is the fifth featured artist in the Art Installation Series, an effort by the Mandeville Gallery and the Schaffer Library to shift the visual arts from a gallery setting into a public space. His work discusses ideas of “Black Utopias” as spaces of peace away from colonial influence by considering Black protest movements and the art movements that document(ed) them.
Union College senior, Natalya Brill presents a harmony of discord in her solo exhibition at the Wikoff Student Gallery. Using incongruous phrases combined with digitally altered drawings, she creates a curious, ambiguous ether for viewers to meander through. Brill encourages viewers to disassemble the pairings, and consider both what they see initially, and what can be extracted by separating the written and visual elements.