Jenny Kemp

Spin, Span, Spun

June 22 - September 26 2020

Jenny Kemp_Above Water_2020_40x32_acryli

We are thrilled to offer the preview of Jenny Kemp's new solo exhibition, her second in the gallery. The show will open September 12 with previews this summer by appointment. 

The show consists of 11 paintings on linen panels, one animation, and two woodblock


The artist writes:

The works in Spin, Span, Spun consider the concept of a continuum and the different forms this can take. Movements such as loops, waves, and other growth patterns become reflections on rotations in time. I’m interested in bodily, earthly, and mechanical cycles of time-keeping and search for inventive ways to present them as framed experiences while weaving in varied references such as cartoons, music, vintage aesthetics, biology, and histories of abstraction. 

Working in animation reveals my process within real time as I search for ways to create a sense of continuation within a single loop. Within painting, it is more of a slow reveal, showing time through subtle steps of color gradation and scale within adjacent forms. A loop also implies symmetry and balance which I believe to be meditation on rules of beauty and order.

Image is "Above Water," 2020. Acryic on linen panel. 40 x 32 inches. Please see our Artsy page for availability and pricing. 

Named for the song written and recorded by Toots and the Maytals, later covered by the Specials, Pressure Drop is a two woman show of new work by long-time friends and colleagues Meg Lipke and Erika Ranee. New and poetic and even radical methods of connection are emerging every day of 2020, and we think it is a perfect time to highlight the visual dialog that occurs when Lipke and Ranee's works are hung side by side. 


Meg Lipke lives and works in Hudson New York and Brooklyn. She received her MFA from Cornell University and has taught at the University of Northern Iowa, Cornell University, and the Pratt Institute. She has shown extensively in New York, Los Angeles and abroad including shows at Jeff Bailey Gallery, LMAK, and September, and she has been working with this gallery since 2018.  Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, the Village Voice, and the New York Times among many other publications.


Erika Ranee lives and works in New York. She received her MFA in painting from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Painting and has attended the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) seminar program at the Bronx Museum, as well as the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She was an AIRspace resident at Abrons Arts Center, 2009/10, and was awarded a studio grant from The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, 2011/12. Her work has been exhibited widely in New York and beyond, including at the Bronx Museum, Leslie Heller Gallery, Freight + Volume, and TSA. Her work has been mentioned in several publications including The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Artforum.