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 just over a decade. To her, this fertile territory has provided the visual language and conceptual means in which she can examine a collection of ideas including biology and various 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. Through the use of this stripe motif, she adopts references to mid 20th century abstraction such as minimalism and op art.
Artist Laini Nemett works with cardboard models, collage, and large-scale oil paintings to create architectural environments that explore the idea of home in the exhibition, When We Lived Here. Nemett describes her work as a response to, “personal histories as recalled by the buildings that house them…I collage and collapse planes to conjure the passing of time and the generations of lives lived between the aging walls.”