Jessie Coles

Summer Light
15 July – 21 August 2016
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LYDM Turns 20 in 2015
9 January – 1 February 2015
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New Views in Still Life and Landscape
Jessie Coles and Susan Mcalister
16 May – 15 June 2014
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Artist Statement

Energy and movement are the real subject of my still life paintings. In setting up a still life, I look for an initial gestural path connecting the objects in the painting. Over repeated painting sessions, new and unexpected paths emerge. The constant rethinking of what connections to emphasize and which to let recede puts a tension into play. Things grow, shrink and get shifted right and left and the residue of these changes add unexpected rhythms to the paintings. Similarly, over time the interaction of color appears to change in timbre. As these changes are documented, unexpected colors knock against each other creating an energy and excitement I never could have predicted.

The resulting paintings are more expressive than accurate, less about a moment glimpsed than about a duration of time and a multiplicity of observations.