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Friday, November 6, 2009

Janis Goodman and Jessica McCambly @ JK Gallery, Los Angeles, Nov 7

Courtesy JK Gallery

Courtesy JK Gallery


For JK Gallery’s last exhibition of 2009, we’re proud to present a two-person show of works by Janis Goodman and Jessica McCambly. Both artists are interested in the expressive power of line and personal mark-making as well as the excitement of rhythm and movement found in nature.

Janis Goodman’s inspiration from the visceral experience of immersing herself within the landscape defines her as both an artist as well as simply a person. Goodman’s paintings and drawings remind viewers of the richness present in the lush, organic world often not contemplated by urbanites and of nature’s at times unexpected or unstable tendencies. Drawing from water, nests, marshes and earth, Goodman observes compelling movement, which in her imagery appears emotional and subjective (especially through her bold use of color), though also meticulously collected from the outside world.

Goodman has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. Her work is included in many public collections such as the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, MS, and the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, OH. Goodman is a Professor of Fine Art at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington DC where she currently resides.

Jessica McCambly also represents the experiential nature of her physical surroundings through her art. She sees elegance in fleeting moments and in simple organic movements. Her current paintings specifically examine the “rhythmic instances of waves crashing on the beach,” reducing this phenomena visually to line and color on a blank field. Her poetic installations use this same imagery to create delicate movements across a wall. Documenting these moments first in 2006 in Puerto Rico, McCambly continues to make these observations on the beaches of Southern California where she now lives.

Receiving her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas, School of Visual Arts in 2007, McCambly has been widely exhibited on the West Coast and in Texas since 2005. She was the Artist in Residence at Southside on Lamar in Dallas, Texas in 2007 – 2008 and currently works as an Assistant Professor of Studio Art and Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, CA.

JK gallery
Janis Goodman and Jessica McCambly
November 7 - December 19, 2009
Opening Reception for artists: Saturday November 7, 6-8pm

2632 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

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