Jen Bradley “American Lady”, Mixed media on canvas. 44″ x 40″
Image Courtesy of Emily Amy Gallery.
EMILY AMY GALLERY is pleased to present Fields of Play, an exhibition of new works by New England-based artists, Jen Bradley and Doug Trump. The exhibition features new paintings that explore the concepts of existence and consequence in both painting and the act of viewing. Please join us in welcoming the artists for the opening reception of the exhibition, Friday, October 29th, from 7-10 pm.
The title of the exhibition, Fields of Play, draws from the artists’ abstraction of familiar subject matter such as figures, still lives, and landscapes. The field refers both to the empty canvas as well as to the literal landscape. Utilizing techniques such as screen printing and ink drawing as an additional step in their painting process, Bradley and Trump respectively add another element of playfulness to the otherwise mundane. The details each of the artists employ, such as the toile patterning that Bradley painstakingly creates or the finite geometry juxtaposed with the fluidity of the ink that is a hallmark of Trump’s work, invite the viewer to experience a deeper interaction with the paintings.
Fields of Play marks the first time these two artists have exhibited together. The show continues through December 4th. Please join us in welcoming the exhibited artists to Emily Amy Gallery to celebrate the opening of their show. Cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres will be served and the artists will be present to answer questions.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
As a painter and a printmaker, Jen Bradley employs a variety of methods and media in her work. Her new series of paintings incorporates screen printing, oil, encaustic, transparent glazing and drawing. For this show, Bradley has combined her expressionistic painting style with elements of the “allegorical decorative” through her application of original toile patterning inspired by traditional fabric and wallpaper designs. By doing so, Bradley continues to push the viewer to question their perception of “place and space.”
Doug Trump’s paintings allow him to explore the mystery and grandeur of existence. Through painting, Trump feels a direct connection to the world via place, perception and emotion. He states, “As a painter, seeing at the close of day that which was not there before is fascinating and brings deep satisfaction. Hopefully, there is a final concrete object; some apparent voice of gratitude.”