Thursday, September 20, 2012

Jennifer Amadeo-Holl: The Possibles

Jennifer Amadeo-Holl, The Possibles September 2011, oil on linen, 8 x 8

Howard Yezerski Gallery is proud to present a show in our back gallery of Jennifer Amadeo-Holl's latest paintings, The Possibles. In the series Amadeo-Holl explores the potential for simple shapes to trigger memories and emotions, and the familiarity and strangeness inherent in abstraction

Jennifer Amadeo-Holl, The Possibles 8/16/2012, oil on linen, 9 x 12
Their first impression is of simplicity, as when one recognizes a friend from far away by the distinctness of their shape alone. Then comes the trickle of reflections, leading to thoughts no longer simple. So that to look again at the shape on the horizon, or to look again at the painting on the wall, would be to feel that while we may have only glimpsed a bit of matter, a shadow of something, we have also visited a place where image and energy alternately fuse and divide. 
Jennifer Amadeo-Holl, The Possibles 10/13/2011, oil on linen, 8 x 8

The result is a group of tender but formidable, paradoxically harmonic paintings that are inexplicable and yet speak. 

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