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"Jenny E. Balisle: Dark to Light "
2005-07-06 until 2005-08-01
San Francisco, CA,
USA United States of America
Hang Art in San Francisco presents Jenny E. Balisle: Dark to Light during July 2005. Balisle's extremely physical process is apparent in the poured, plied, and scratched surfaces of her lushly colored abstractions. These works celebrate the visceral possibilities of paint and the virtues of sheer spontaneity. Jenny Balisle uses an incredible array of tools—including scrubbers, spatulas, knives, scrapers and nail polish--to pool, scratch, sand, stretch, wrinkle, smooth, and pile her paints. Often using both hands, she applies countless layers of oil color that inform the final surfaces of her paintings, creating bold areas of color shaped by the materials underneath.
Jenny’s paintings are non-representational, but she gathers inspiration from the people and events of her daily life. She is more interested in the emotions inspired by each piece than in its formal appearance. Jenny embraces spontaneity, and her paintings are a record of the rhythms of her external and internal environment.
Jenny earned her bachelor’s degree in Art and Communication at the University of Wisconsin, Steven’s Point, and received her master’s degree at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. She has studied with several notable local painters, including HANG ART artist Paul Lorenz.