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JENNY DAY

Not Mirrors, Portals

new paintings and ceramic sculpture

July 14 – August 28, 2021

JENNY DAY, Not Mirrors, Portals

JENNY DAY

Not Mirrors, Portals

14 July 2021 – 28 August 2021

 

Opening Reception During White Linen Night

7 August 2021  |||  6PM-9PM

 

Photography courtesy of Mike Smith

JENNY DAY, Not Mirrors, Portals

JENNY DAY

Not Mirrors, Portals

14 July 2021 – 28 August 2021

 

Opening Reception During White Linen Night

7 August 2021  |||  6PM-9PM

 

Photography courtesy of Mike Smith

JENNY DAY, Not Mirrors, Portals

JENNY DAY

Not Mirrors, Portals

14 July 2021 – 28 August 2021

 

Opening Reception During White Linen Night

7 August 2021  |||  6PM-9PM

 

Photography courtesy of Mike Smith

JENNY DAY, Not Mirrors, Portals

JENNY DAY

Not Mirrors, Portals

14 July 2021 – 28 August 2021

 

Opening Reception During White Linen Night

7 August 2021  |||  6PM-9PM

 

Photography courtesy of Mike Smith

JENNY DAY, Not Mirrors, Portals

JENNY DAY

Not Mirrors, Portals

14 July 2021 – 28 August 2021

 

Opening Reception During White Linen Night

7 August 2021  |||  6PM-9PM

 

Photography courtesy of Mike Smith

JENNY DAY, Not Mirrors, Portals

JENNY DAY

Not Mirrors, Portals

14 July 2021 – 28 August 2021

 

Opening Reception During White Linen Night

7 August 2021  |||  6PM-9PM

 

Photography courtesy of Mike Smith

JENNY DAY, Not Mirrors, Portals

JENNY DAY

Not Mirrors, Portals

14 July 2021 – 28 August 2021

 

Opening Reception During White Linen Night

7 August 2021  |||  6PM-9PM

 

Photography courtesy of Mike Smith

JENNY DAY, Not Mirrors, Portals

JENNY DAY

Not Mirrors, Portals

14 July 2021 – 28 August 2021

 

Opening Reception During White Linen Night

7 August 2021  |||  6PM-9PM

 

Photography courtesy of Mike Smith

JENNY DAY, Burden, 2021

JENNY DAY

Burden, 2021

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

58h 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

24h x 20w in

JENNY DAY, Too Many Sunsets, 2021

JENNY DAY

Too Many Sunsets, 2021

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

24h x 20w in

JENNY DAY, Pounding the data into place, 2021

JENNY DAY

Pounding the data into place, 2021

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

72h x 144w in

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, 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

62h x 58w in

JENNY DAY, The New Intertidal, 2020

JENNY DAY

The New Intertidal, 2020

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

62h x 58w 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

JENNY DAY - Not Mirrors, Portals - Exhibitions - JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY
JENNY DAY - Not Mirrors, Portals - Exhibitions - JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY

Press Release

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

14 July 2021 (New Orleans, LA) JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is pleased to announce Not Mirrors, Portals, a solo exhibition by Sante Fe-based painter and sculptor Jenny Day. Created using various materials such as: acrylic paint, colored pencil, paint pen, Flashe, and spray paint, DAY’s surrealist paintings encapsulate fierce apocalyptic landscapes and scenes. Her sculptures leave the viewer in a hypnogogic state as animals are enveloped and transformed by flowers, mushrooms, rainbows, and the surfaces of the stoneware vessels they emerge from. Day gracefully captures the violence and chaos of the natural world’s place in the anthropocene while treating her subject matter with an uncommon reverence and sensitivity.

 

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.

Artist Statement

In past work I recreated place and infused it with memory; a snowy forest or vast horizon line overshadowed by environmental damage and marked by abstraction. After a tumultuous year, I find myself dreaming of the apocalyptic, four horsemen, frogs falling from the sky, the sea parting in triumphant arcs. In this work, memory is permeated with nostalgia to the point of corruption. A landscape singed and burning, animals fleeing, soaring and independent, their entities are barely tethered to the underlying structures. A rabbit crushes blistered tulips and flamingos erupt into rainbow-drenched lily pads. The sentiment overripe and romanticized, useless. Flowers grow into fur, fires emerge in snow, a grotesque glimpse into a world gone wrong grows into leaping, looming celebration.

 

In this place, a longing for before still exists, addictive and powerful. Time slows to a halt. The moment before a house explodes frozen as a coyote bounds over a mirage, squirrels fall through the sky and ships collide, pandas forage for food in a landscape as red as a new planet, a herculean effort to survive no matter what it takes. Movement begins in and transcends the current chaos and devolution.

 

This other world not a mirror but a portal. Resilience evolved, mutated. Here, in this made up place, the most horrendous things are overcome. Grief is met with bejeweled stallions, beat up trucks tear through the sky into far off sunsets, and rams pound information back together, bit by bit, new, ancient, heroic. The unfathomable transforms into something reborn, something hopeful.