January 16 - March 10, 2021
Opening Reception in the Garden
Saturday January 16 2-5 PM
We are thrilled to announce a January show of Jenna Ransom’s new oil paintings. This will be Ransom’s first show in the gallery. Ever New references new beginnings, transformations, rebirth, and renewed visions. In making this work, Ransom was inspired by the song of the same name by Beverly Glenn-Copeland, from his 1986 album Keyboard Fantasies.
Comprised of forms that allude to flowers, landscapes, glyphs and creatures, Ransom’s semi-monochromatic works project a serene yet powerful psychological space that the artist cultivates with care. Siting a goal to uncover new shapes and make visual that which is more typically felt, Ransom carefully resolves each work to allow for an openness of meaning and a multitude of associations.
Ransom’s work is timely — visionary imagery from Hilma af Klint and Agnes Pelton have captured our 21st century imaginations. Ransom’s practice comes from a similar insistence on the importance of the feeling; the implicit true-ness of a certain kind of painting.
Jenna Ransom lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from Pratt Institute in 2005 and her BA from Roanoke College in Salem, VA in 2002 where she received the Fine Arts Prize. In 2015, she was awarded a New York Foundation of the Arts painting fellowship. She has been awarded artist residencies at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program 2014, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Abrons Art Center in New York City, Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, Jentel Foundation in Banner, WY. She has exhibited in galleries in New York City, Brooklyn, Maine, Philadelphia, Virginia, Michigan, Seattle, California and Hawaii.
Image is "Pisces Moon," 2020. Oil on canvas. 30 x 24 inches.
A digital presentation of this exhibition is available here.