IN THE CENTER GALLERY
Lavaughan Jenkins: Reflections of Power
March 1-April 2, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3, 2017, 5:00-7:30 pm
Gallery Talk: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm
Still watching, oil on primed paper, 37 x 24.5 inches, 2016.
Are you sure, oil on primed paper, 37 x 24.5 inches.
How much longer, oil on primed paper, 37 x 27 inches.
Utilizing a wide range of tools, including brushes, palette knives, and even syringes, Jenkins delves into the materiality of paint in his Reflections of Power series, creating diverse mark-making with pigment and wax. The figures in this series emerge from a surface built up, scraped, and added to, simultaneously concealing and revealing, that which is substantial. With a nod to art historical and literary influences, themes of memory and personal history, solitude and intimacy are intertwined throughout his work, allowing figures and emotions to merge with or rub roughly against the world beyond the paintings. Lavaughan Jenkins is the Kingston Gallery 2016 Emerging Artist.