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Marbling Exhibition "Modern Marble 2"
4/2/2018


Opening Of Modern Marble 2
Apr 4 - 30, 2018 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Gallery Open during regular business hours 7 days a week. 
Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120, USA

In the collection of work, for Modern Marble 2, I am combining historical patterns from Turkey, France, Italy, and England, using highly saturated, non-traditional colors to enhance the art of the original design. Marbled paper historically was used for hundreds of years to adorn the exterior or interior of important manuscripts. In this small body of work, I am presenting a collection of traditional and non-traditional designs and like paintings, distilled in a 2D viewing experience with a fraction of the possibilities and color combinations. I am interested in the beauty of design and pattern and it’s calming and effect on the viewer.
 
What is Marbling? It is the creative act of using watercolor or water thinned paint that has been dispersed on a bed of thickened water (carrageenan), to create original and ornate designs by  raking, manipulating, or drawing with a thin tool into the water/paint surface. Each print pulled is essentially a monoprint after a sheet of prepared paper is carefully laid on top of the inked water.
 
Marbling has thick roots, much like the history of painting; its history can be traced to Suminigashi (Japan), then migrated to Turkey, France, and England, while eventually ending up in America. Each country has a stylistic signature and color palette that is historically tied with marbling. While this is an overly simplified and paired down version of the history, it is part of the stylistic lineage that places certain designs in the creative act of this particular making. Marbling is like 2D yoga for those who practice this ancient craft. The maker strives for balance and finding a rhythm between the paint and water. As an art form, this has a great lineage and beautiful history.
 
 

Lecture at BAYarts Sullivan Gallery for latest Exhibition
3/12/2018


Join me at BAYarts on Sunday, March 25 at 1pm for an artist lecture on the work in my latest exhibition. Paintings and installations in the show will be discussed along with any audiance questions. 
 
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2 Paintings in next edition of INPA 8 from Manifest Gallery
2/3/2018

I am proud and honored to be included in the next edition of INPA 8 from Manifest Gallery. This publication houses the best emerging and established painters from an international radius. To see a previous edition and link to the site click here.

As the results stand now, the 8th International Painting Annual will include 101 works by 59 artists from, at a rough count, approximately six countries. Obviously our jury efforts are quite intense in order to refine so many entries down to such a concise selection. 

Please help me celebrate this achievement when the publication comes out in print. A link to purchase and inquire will be forthcoming. 

Special thank you to all jurors, staff and those involved with making this publication and opportunity happen!

Upcoming Solo Show "Constructions"
1/21/2018


Getting ready for my upcoming solo show at BAYarts. 
Opening March 9 7-9pm
March 9 - April 6


This recent body of paintings, an assemblage and a site-specific installation show a cross-section of works by artist, Jenniffer Omaitz. This is the first major show where Omaitz is building a body of work that is both 2D and 3D for a specific space. 

Omaitz brings together ideas of architecture, geometry, painterly abstraction and site specificity to this current collection of work.

While her paintings often rely on a constructed viewpoint to interior and exterior spaces, these are balanced by the installtion. Spaces both real and imagined; dualities, boundaries, and new experiences become compounded authentic experience. Energy from both practices reveal a depth of investigation for ongoing interrelationships between order and chaos as they fluctuate between environment and dimension.
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