NO MAN'S LAND SCAPEJESSALYN HAGGENJOS
APRIL 22 - JUNE 05, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION: APRIL 22, 2010, 5 - 8PM
"What I see in our landscape often scares me: the continued progress of unsustainable housing developments pared casually alongside the beauty of nature. I paint memories of the landscapes I have seen, and re-capture those same ideas in new imagined spaces that are created by pouring paint onto the surface of the panel. I weave an abstract space and a reality where strange habitation and rock formations are built for this new site.
My work is very process oriented and steeped in its materiality. The thick, glossy enamel erupts on the panel and causes a reaction to other paints by cracking and flowing in both a playful and toxic way. This duality conveys a sense of both the beauty and contamination I see in the American landscape."
Jessalyn Haggenjos is a painter and sculptor who lives and works in San Francisco. Jessalyn received an MFA from California College of the Arts. Her work has been shown in New York, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Boston, Las Vegas, Portland, Seattle and Copenhagen. She was a recent resident at Ox-Bow.
Jessalyn's work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, New American Paintings, ArtSlant, Cheap and Plastique, Shotgun Review and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.