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July 28 - August 20, 2017

Janly Jaggard – "INTROspection"

Recent Paintings and Vitreous Enamels
Helena Davis Gallery

Opening Reception for the Artists
Friday, July 28, 2017
7:00-10:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public

Closing Artist Talk
Sunday, August 20, 2017
2:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public

Janly Jaggard - Artist Statement

I want my work to be honest. I want the viewer to sense my presence at the easel as I deliberate and question the validity of the conversation I have with the work as it evolves.

My quest is to create work that generates a life of its own; as I work I continue to revisit the surface and its materiality until I feel it breathing independently, telling me that I can let go. This process can take hours or months or never arrive at all. That is the driving force that keeps me painting and enameling. My purpose is simple, that of developing a masterful use of materials.

My work begins from many sources most of which are objective. As for mediums I mostly use oil or acrylic paint or powdered glass that is vitreous enamel. This is a dry material that is typically sifted onto the copper plate in planes of transparent or opaque color. This method of working is very different from the deliberate mixing of paint with its adjustable fluidity and exact mix of hue. I find that the differing methodologies for working these mediums inform me as cross referencing as I shift from one to the other.

I have come to an understanding that a sense of uncertainty can provide a way to investigate and find form for those things for which we have no language.
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