Above ground, Beneath the Surface, is an ongoing body of work concerned with the history of abstraction, architecture, landscape, natural disaster, and a tactile response to painting. The current work in this series struggles to define beauty, exploring abstraction as incident and artifact of the process in which paint is applied. There is a constant struggle between surface and ground and between paint and the boundaries within the painting. Over the past three years I have explored site-specific installation. The installations I have built encompass three-dimensional landscapes frozen in the midst of a chaotic event. I incorporate drawing and painting with objects, igniting play between the structure of the gallery and the theatrics of the painterly gesture. This sense of theater is a formal extension of the shadows cast by gallery lights, the configuration of the wall, ceiling, and the intrinsic architectural nature of the given space. Overall, my work explores space; both physical and psychological. This refers to “Space” as it is applied to a two dimensional surface, or a three dimensional location. From the site of an installation to the surface of a support, my work explores themes of landscape, topography, geographical changes, the history of painting, and perception.

2011-2012
Jenniffer Omaitz  2011-2012 Acrylic on Panel
Sold Dot"Window"
2012
Acrylic on Panel
20" x 15"
Jenniffer Omaitz  2011-2012 Acrylic on Panel
Sold Dot"Screen"
2012
Acrylic on Panel
15.5 x 20"
Jenniffer Omaitz  2011-2012 Acrylic on Panel
Sold Dot"The Game"
2011
Acrylic on Panel
variable 15" x 20"

Jenniffer Omaitz  2011-2012 Acrylic on Panel
"Found in Flatlands"
2012
Acrylic on Panel
15.5 x 20"
600
Jenniffer Omaitz  2011-2012
Installation photo "Above Ground, Beneath the Surface"

Gallery at Youngstown State University
Jenniffer Omaitz  2011-2012 Acrylic on Panel
Sold DotBreaking New Ground
2012
Acrylic on Panel
20" x 15"

Jenniffer Omaitz  2011-2012 Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
"Red line, Indigo Spirit"
2011
Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
15.5 x 20"
620
Jenniffer Omaitz  2011-2012 Acrylic on Canvas
"Walking on the Moon"
2012
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 40"

Available price on request
Jenniffer Omaitz  2011-2012 Acrylic on Canvas
Sold Dot"Pandora's Box"
2012
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 40"

Jenniffer Omaitz  2011-2012 Acrylic on Canvas
Sold Dot"Above and Below"
2012
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 40"

Painting
Jenniffer Omaitz  2011-2012 Acrylic on Canvas
"Portrait
2011
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 15"
500
Jenniffer Omaitz  2011-2012 Acrylic and Oil on Panel
Small Urban Environment
2012
Acrylic and Oil on Panel
20" x 15"
500

Jenniffer Omaitz  2011-2012 Acrylic on Panel
"Flag"
2012
Acrylic on Panel
24" x 19.5"
850
Jenniffer Omaitz  2011-2012 Acrylic on Panel
landslide
2012
Acrylic on Panel
20" x 15"
500
Jenniffer Omaitz  2011-2012 Acrylic and cheese cloth on panel
Sold Dot"Surface Ground Toggle"
2012
Acrylic and cheese cloth on panel
28" x 11"

Jenniffer Omaitz  2011-2012 Acrylic and silkscreen on paper framed
Music Theory
2011
Acrylic and silkscreen on paper framed
with frame 19 1/4" x 15"
Jenniffer Omaitz  2011-2012 Painting on paper
Skew (titled in 2012)
2011
Painting on paper
with frame 19 1/4" x 15"