Tomorrow night at the oldest gallery in New York, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, New York-based artist Jenny Morgan unveils her latest exhibition entitled How To Find A Ghost. We have been fans of Mor…
osicranharas asked: What were you thinking when you were painting "Merging the Phantom"?
I was thinking about the “shadow self” or aspects of ourselves that we suppress. These shadows may be dark, negative and murky, but often they are also the positive, brilliant parts of our being that we choose to ignore and push down. Sometime we are so successful at suppressing and pushing these away that they leave our internal landscape and start to appear in our everyday reality- looking right back at us to be seen. The Phantom for me is symbolic of that other self- a self filled with the things I strive to incorporate back into my present awareness.
Jenny Morgan catalogues containing work dating from 2003-2012 ”We Are All Setting Suns” and “New Territory” are available for purchase here-
ocean-flaws-deactivated20131129 asked: how where you able to achieve such neat thin brush strokes for hair? i'm finding it impossible with oil paint :(
I use a long, thin synthetic bristle brush- I even take a razor blade and cut it’s thickness in half. The most important aspect is using super thin paint- I thin mine down simply using terpeniod. The paint needs to be thin and light and the brush full in order to pull a long line across the canvas.
Hope that helps- it all just takes some practice:)
"Contained Conflict," July 11 - August 10, 2013
Driscoll Babcock Galleries 525 W 25th street NYC
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 11, 6-8PM
Featuring works by: Doug Argue, Harriet Bart, Bahar Behbahani, Wafaa Bilal, Ross Bleckner, Margaret Bowland, Marylyn Dintenfass, Pieter Hugo, Paulo Laport, Robert Longo, Jenny Morgan, MR, Patricia Piccinini & Varda Yatom
cixeled asked: I'm stuck in a rut in college where my mental ambition exceeds what I can actually create. How do you deal with that compromise?
I am still dealing with it. If you’re lucky, your imagination and mental imagery will always be one or two steps ahead of you- we strive towards perfect execution and that is the key to a long and rewarding relationship with your work. My best advice is to just keep exploring and making work- just make make make. Making the work is really the only way. In the process you will find your natural strengths/style and your mental imagery will start to transform and reflect your personal voice. AND a rut just means you’re about to transition to a new level. In the mean time, do some meditating, working out and talking art with fellow students. The ideas will start to flow again and your hand will catch up.
HARD-BOILED WONDERLAND AND THE END OF THE WORLD
January 8 - February 2, 2013
Curated by Gregg Louis
Niki De Saint Phalle & Jean Tinguely
Nohra Haime Gallery is pleased to present Hard- Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, a group exhibition curated by Gregg Louis, running from January 8th through February 2nd, 2013. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, January 8th from 6 to 8pm.
Drawing its title from a novel by Haruki Murakami, the exhibition explores a wide range of concepts including dreams, spirituality, and the unconscious mind. Featuring works by more than 15 emerging and internationally renowned artists, the collected works twist and turn through a surreal landscape of dualities: internal and external, conscious and unconscious, spiritual and physical. When these dynamic forces intersect the result is a vaguely familiar dream-like world.
Hard-boiled Wonderland is a familiar journey through a strange place, much like the one Murakami described back in 1985.
DATES: January 8 - February 2, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, January 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.
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