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JENNY DAY

new paintings and ceramic sculpture

Santa Fe-based contemporary artist

July 22 – August 28, 2021

JENNY DAY, Burden, 2021

JENNY DAY

Burden, 2021

acrylic, colored pencil, paint pen, Flashe, ink on canvas

54h x 60w in

JENNY DAY, Small Fires, 2021

JENNY DAY

Small Fires, 2021

acrylic, colored pencil, paint pen, Flashe, ink on canvas

42h x 46w in

JENNY DAY, Chaos and its devolution, 2021

JENNY DAY

Chaos and its devolution, 2021

acrylic, colored pencil, paint pen, Flashe, ink on canvas

44h x 40w in

JENNY DAY, Lemon Flames, 2021

JENNY DAY

Lemon Flames, 2021

acrylic, colored pencil, paint pen, Flashe, ink on canvas

21h x 20w in

JENNY DAY, Too Many Sunsets, 2021

JENNY DAY

Too Many Sunsets, 2021

acrylic, colored pencil, paint pen, Flashe, ink on canvas

21h x 20w in

JENNY DAY, Unconscious Transgressions, 2021

JENNY DAY

Unconscious Transgressions, 2021

stoneware

20h x 19w x 20d in
50.80h x 48.26w x 50.80d cm

JEDA147

JENNY DAY, Between Pestilence, 2021

JENNY DAY

Between Pestilence, 2021

stoneware

11h x 18w x 10d in
27.94h x 45.72w x 25.40d cm

JEDA149

JENNY DAY, Nectar Drunk, 2021

JENNY DAY

Nectar Drunk, 2021

stoneware

14h x 24w x 12d in
35.56h x 60.96w x 30.48d cm

JEDA152

JENNY DAY, Twins are on trend this year, 2021

JENNY DAY

Twins are on trend this year, 2021

stoneware

23h x 24w x 18d in
58.42h x 60.96w x 45.72d cm

JEDA151

JENNY DAY, Inherent greatness, 2021

JENNY DAY

Inherent greatness, 2021

stoneware

15h x 17w x 19d in
38.10h x 43.18w x 48.26d cm

JEDA153

JENNY DAY, Putrescine and cadaverine, 2021

JENNY DAY

Putrescine and cadaverine, 2021

stoneware

20h x 11w x 18d in
50.80h x 27.94w x 45.72d cm

JEDA154

JENNY DAY, A different kind of bird, 2021

JENNY DAY

A different kind of bird, 2021

stoneware

19h x 12w x 13d in
48.26h x 30.48w x 33.02d cm

JEDA145

JENNY DAY, An offering, 2021

JENNY DAY

An offering, 2021

stoneware

21h x 18w x 12d in
53.34h x 45.72w x 30.48d cm

JEDA150

JENNY DAY, This Landing Place, 2021

JENNY DAY

This Landing Place, 2021

stoneware

24h x 12w x 11d in
60.96h x 30.48w x 27.94d cm

JEDA146

JENNY DAY, Edelweiss, 2021

JENNY DAY

Edelweiss, 2021

stoneware

13h x 11w x 12d in
33.02h x 27.94w x 30.48d cm

JEDA148

JENNY DAY, Orangutan, 2021

JENNY DAY

Orangutan, 2021

stoneware

14h x 10w x 1d in
35.56h x 25.40w x 2.54d cm

JEDA160

JENNY DAY, Chihuahua, 2021

JENNY DAY

Chihuahua, 2021

stoneware

14h x 10w x 1d in
35.56h x 25.40w x 2.54d cm

JEDA161

JENNY DAY, Giraffe, 2021

JENNY DAY

Giraffe, 2021

stoneware

14h x 10w x 1d in
35.56h x 25.40w x 2.54d cm

JEDA162

JENNY DAY, Snakes, 2021

JENNY DAY

Snakes, 2021

stoneware

14h x 10w x 1d in
35.56h x 25.40w x 2.54d cm

JEDA165

JENNY DAY, Tiger, 2021

JENNY DAY

Tiger, 2021

stoneware

14h x 10w x 1d in
35.56h x 25.40w x 2.54d cm

JEDA164

JENNY DAY, Horse, 2021

JENNY DAY

Horse, 2021

stoneware

14h x 10w x 1d in
35.56h x 25.40w x 2.54d cm

JEDA159

JENNY DAY, Turtle, 2021

JENNY DAY

Turtle, 2021

stoneware

14h x 10w x 1d in
35.56h x 25.40w x 2.54d cm

JEDA163

JENNY DAY, Dandelion Rat, 2021

JENNY DAY

Dandelion Rat, 2021

stoneware

4h x 7w x 7d in
10.16h x 17.78w x 17.78d cm

JEDA157

JENNY DAY, Peppermint Stick Rat, 2021

JENNY DAY

Peppermint Stick Rat, 2021

stoneware

4h x 10w x 6d in
10.16h x 25.40w x 15.24d cm

JEDA156

JENNY DAY, Pink Lemonade Rat, 2021

JENNY DAY

Pink Lemonade Rat, 2021

stoneware

4h x 10w x 6d in
10.16h x 25.40w x 15.24d cm

JEDA155

JENNY DAY, Sickly Yellow Rat, 2021

JENNY DAY

Sickly Yellow Rat, 2021

stoneware

3h x 10w x 6d in
7.62h x 25.40w x 15.24d cm

JEDA158

JENNY DAY, Lunar Migration, 2020

JENNY DAY

Lunar Migration, 2020

acrylic, colored pencil, paint pen, Flashe, spray paint on canvas

60h x 54w in

JENNY DAY, The New Intertidal, 2020

JENNY DAY

The New Intertidal, 2020

acrylic, colored pencil, paint pen, Flashe, spray paint on canvas

60h x 54w in

JENNY DAY, Suspicious Times / Pre-Collapse, 2020

JENNY DAY

Suspicious Times / Pre-Collapse, 2020

acrylic, colored pencil, paint pen, Flashe, spray paint on canvas

96.50h x 60w in

JENNY DAY, Untitled Blue 1, 2019

JENNY DAY

Untitled Blue 1, 2019

stoneware

21h x 12w x 9d in
53.34h x 30.48w x 22.86d cm

JEDA166

JENNY DAY, Untitled Green 1, 2019

JENNY DAY

Untitled Green 1, 2019

stoneware

20h x 14w x 13d in
50.80h x 35.56w x 33.02d cm

JEDA167

Biography

Biography

[Santa Fe, NM ::: b. 1981]

 

JENNY DAY is a painter who lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She earned an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Arizona, a BFA in Painting from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of California Santa Cruz. Her exhibition record most recently includes the Phoenix Art Museum, Blue Star Art Museum, in San Antonio, TX, Arte Laguna in Venice, Italy, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in Korea, and Elmhurst Museum in Chicago, IL. Day’s work has been supported by an Elizabeth Greenshields Grant in 2018, Contemporary Forum Artist Grant from the Phoenix Art Museum in 2017, a Barron Purchase Award in 2016 and through participation at the Ucross Foundation, the Jentel Foundation, Playa Foundation For The Arts, Kimmel Harding Nelson Art Center, and the Armory Art Center. Jenny Day represented at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery.

 

The artist says of her work...

 

I walked in the Mohave desert.  Listened to the bees as they hummed and sucked from yellow creosote flowers.  I watched the desert blur by as I drove eighty-miles per hour on I-40.  I couldn’t hear the bees.  The Mohave backdropped a science-fiction film I watched from my couch, the familiar recast as alien.  I dreamt the desert, distorted, California pushed up against Florida, the swamp pouring in.  I pulled up photos on my phone.  Digital, long strings of binary, framed and backlit on the little screen, compiled with other places.

 

Which Mohave am I remembering?

 

The paintings acknowledge a distancing.  The built environment as landscape, the landscape as construct, the whole of the construct shattered by a fragmentation.  A scattering of attention.  The ruins of human intentions sunlit and wholly glorious in their decay.  Abandoned or half-abandoned and remembered and recorded and replicated and distorted each step of the way.

 

The body of work skips like the dream.  Fairbanks, Alaska blurs into California Superfund sites.  Historical buildings I’ve walked through mate with Instagram photos.  Hybridized places emerge, white space mimics the frames of our tiny machines.  Pencil marks left in, masking tape, signal the painting as object, mediated, layers away from representation.

 

The paintings are created in longing, possibly mourning.  Imagining an innocence of vision that might never have existed, rejecting it, recognizing the impossibility of an unaltered connection to place.  The places are there still.

 

For more information, press or sales inquiries please contact the gallery director Matthew Weldon Showman at 504.343.6827 or matthew@jonathanferraragallery.com. Please join the conversation with JFG on Facebook (@JonathanFerraraGallery), Twitter (@JFerraraGallery), and Instagram (@JonathanFerraraGallery) via the hashtags:  #JennyDay, #JonathanFerraraGallery and #ArtsDistrictNewOrleans.