Park & GardenScapes II
a solo exhibition and fundraiser by Jenn Hallgren in Gallery 1
Exhibition on view: November 3rd - 10th 2019
Public Closing Reception: November 10th, 12-5pm
An exhibition of new work by Jenn Hallgren using the language of oil paint — line, color shape, form, structure, composition and plasticity — to describe the observed world.
Park & GardenScapes II, a solo exhibition of paintings by DVAA member Jenn Hallgren, opens November 3rd at 1pm. Whether deep in the forest or in the intimate space of her studio, Hallgren is steadfastly committed to painting from direct observation. Using the world as her catalyst, she focuses on the process of painting and the language of the medium to create and subjugate form on the two-dimensional surface.
A former member of the DVAA Board of Directors, Hallgren is also using this exhibition to raise funds for the organization. Every visitor that donates $75+ during the exhibit can choose a small painting — from a myriad of paintings created just for the occasion — as a gift for the donation.
About the Artist:
Jenn Hallgren is an oil painter, though she has been known to use just about any medium available at a given moment. She identifies as a formalist and believes that the most important aspect of a work of art is its form, the way it is made and its purely visual aspects, rather than its narrative or content. While she paints from observation, the subject of the painting is not necessarily her objective. Rather, she focuses on the process of painting and how to best use the medium to create and subjugate form on the two-dimensional surface. Hallgren has had solo exhibitions at Twenty Manning Grill, presented by InLiquid, and at the Watermark Gallery. She has also participated in numerous group shows at Da Vinci Art Alliance, Wayne Art Center, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Henry Gallery at Penn State, Masonic Temple, Fleisher Art Memorial, PwaT, CultureWorks, Wright Statue University, Chautauqua Institute, Galleries at Wright State, and the galleries at St. Louis Community College.