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Release Date: 7/14/2000. Expired: 8/26/2000
Works by Lisa Jennings
August 4 - 26, 2000
Reception: Friday, August 4, 2000 4 - 7 p.m.
By using found objects, Lisa Jennings creates sculptures that reflect and emphasize the beauty of organic forms. Reoccurring images in these static stone sculptures along with their subtle emphasis on detail echo the primitive splendor found in each piece. This exhibit will also contain two-dimensional works by Lisa Jennings that replicate ideas found within her sculptures.
“As an artist, I would like my art to project an intensified and clarified vision of the way things are,” said Jennings.
“I want my work to be as intense, vague, beautiful and ugly as life itself, always offering a wealth of emotion for the viewer to consider. I'm not concerned so much with outer visual aspects of life, but rather the inner person, how life interacts with us, how we act out our lives, our joys, loves, hurts and sorrows.”
Lisa Jennings works in many mediums creating textures, layers, depth and emotion and stated that she is always exploring as an artist to notice the subtleties of life in our world...to render them and in turn share these subtleties with the viewer in hopes that they, too, will ponder life and experience self.
“Works by Lisa Jennings truly reflect the splendor found within nature,” stated Curtis Southerland, director of Visual Arts Gallery. “At first glance, one senses the primitive beauty linking both her two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces, but upon closer observation it becomes apparent of the time and skill that was used in rendering these organic forms. The imagery found within her paintings is replicated in her stone sculptures. This unity makes this exhibit one of the strongest contemporary exhibits we have housed to date.”
Jennings creations are part of several private and corporate collections across the state of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia. She has received the Craftsman Award for Master Printers of America for Electric Reproducer and Apprentice Award of the Year for 1991/1992 and is a member of the Tennessee Watercolor Society and Visual Artists Alliance of Nashville.
The Visual Arts Gallery at The Renaissance Center exhibits local, regional, national and international artists. The exhibitions are designed to promote aesthetic awareness and visual art education. The exhibits are changed monthly and can be visited free of charge.
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