March 5—April 10, 2022
Jenny-Lynn Hall specializes in texture-driven, abstract painting, realized in both plaster and oils. Challenging the notion that there is a necessary division between the decorative and fine arts, she creates large-scale pieces that summon the scale of an environment. While living in Italy she developed a painting technique that combines painting, drawing, and lime plaster, allowing her to build a distinctively personal vocabulary while taking advantage of the structural integrity and historical richness of ancient building materials.
For the past five years she has been inspired not only by the transcendental quality to be found in nature, but also by its capacity to provoke feelings of both profound solemnity and unpredictable strength. Multiple layers of plaster and paint invoke the passing of time and the dispersion of energy, created and renewed. Her main influences are Anselm Kiefer and Antoni Tapies for their use of different texture and text, Mark Rothko for the remarkable energy of his created worlds, and John Cage for his experimentation with chance.
Hall writes, “When looking at one of my pieces, whether monumental or modest in scale, I want you to sense that the particular and universal are accessible to you, and present in every living thing, every person that you see. To recognize unfathomable uniqueness while understanding our interconnectedness is an underlying theme in my work, which uses light, texture and dimension to create experience.”