ReGeneration Exhibition

Posted: December 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: curating, drawings, exhibition, fall, installation, neighborhood, residency, to do, Updates, watercolor, winter, works in progress | No Comments »


The ReGeneration Exhibition is up from November 30th, 2018 to February 16th, 2019.

I created and co-curated this six week residency and exhibition. See below for detail photos and curatorial statement. Click “read more” to see postcard invitation and more installation photos.

Opening Reception: November 30th, 2018 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, January 26th, 2019 2-4pm
Closing Reception: February 16th, 2019 6-9pm


Tracey Rolandelli, Source (detail), Watercolor, Oil, and Pastel on Paper, 2018


Noga Wizansky, Recovery Still Life 4 (Support System (detail), Charcoal on Strathmore 400, 2018


Constance Moore, Inevitable Forms (detail), Felt, Glitter, Paper and Altered Table, 2018


Stephanie Potter Corwin, Circadian Echoes (detail), Dye-Sublimation Print on Aluminum, 2018


Kate Godfrey, Community (detail), Cotton Thread on Linen, 2018

Regeneration has an embedded notion of loss. Loss of limb, loss of life, loss of deadweight. In this residency, we considered the work of rebuilding artistic practice after having lost something. Many of us have experienced loss in our community, in our perception of safety, in political decency, and in our personal economics as independent creators. In this residency, we recombined our efforts, tackled our own challenges and met them with powerful regenerative forces.

For six Sundays in the fall, artists Autumn Bree, Kate Godfrey, Constance Moore, Stephanie Potter Corwin, Tracey Rolandelli and Noga Wizansky met as a group with curators Mary Jeys and Shoshana Zambryski Stachel to discuss topics brought forth in their proposed projects. Weekly discussions addressed issues of regeneration and process as they related to each artist’s practice.

Given the curators’ interests in artist/gift economies and community arts access, artists were also encouraged to create companion works available in the gift shop during the fall/winter season. All artworks are on sale — both gallery-installed and smaller companion works available in the shop.

ArtVale Gallery
3463 Champion St. Oakland, CA 94602
WEDS-FRI: 1-7PM SAT: 12-6PM
artvalegallery.com
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Houses and Home

Posted: July 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: daily sketches, drawings, family, gouache, neighborhood | No Comments »

My Grandmother’s House in Houston, TX

I have been painting small gouache paintings of houses. I was inspired by bold exterior paint and respective color theory in my neighborhood. I love the way that gouache has an almost sculptural quality- I think it helps in making strong lines and in building window trims and sash. I am sharing these online as a submission for Illustoria‘s open call for work related to Home for an upcoming issue. All are available for spot art/standalone.
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New Watercolor Art Socials

Posted: July 20th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: daily sketches, drawings, summer, watercolor, works in progress | No Comments »

  

I’m hosting watercolor art socials this summer out of my house in Oakland. It’s a great opportunity to check out my new project. Through august, the following art socials will be in a home setting. I provide light refreshments, and you can feel free to bring a bottle or two of any wine or beverage preference you and your buds will like. These classes are for adults only and since it is my home, I am limiting the class size at eight people maximum. Please invite your friends and make it a night/afternoon out!


A Whale Gif!

Posted: December 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: aspirations, daily sketches, drawings, works in progress | No Comments »

Moby

Here is a .gif I made in a digital illustration class I took over the fall. It came after designing a book cover for Moby Dick as one of the early assignments. Look out, Pequod!


New Instagram

Posted: November 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: daily sketches, drawings, watercolor, works in progress | No Comments »

Working on a pattern print. #illustration #watercolor #sketches #workinprogress

A photo posted by Mary Jeys (@maryjosephinejeys) on

I created a new instagram to feature my doodles and designs. Happy to be back to drawing and painting regularly.


Works in Progress

Posted: June 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: drawings, family, neighborhood, radio, suburbs, works in progress | No Comments »

Two projects in the works.

frankjeysradiotechnician
Family Oral History, vintage radio technology/metaphysical project.

Eichler 4
Suburbanity and Garages, community investigation project.