Speculative Abstract Rainbow-scapes. A shimmering aesthetic.
What happens when a rainbow turns into a field of flowers?
Everywhere is a field of subjective multitudes. Mountains and rivers, grasses and trees, each is the center of the universe, each has its own reality and creates our shared reality. Through painting landscapes, my goal is to de-center human hubris and recenter landscape and place. My work shifts the emphasis away from the view of humans as the pinnacle of nature and re-centers humans as an interdependent part of nature.
Formally, my work shows the effects humans have on the environment while foregrounding our radical dependence upon the Earth and all her systems. My work addresses climate change, natural and environmental disasters, and the epicness of nature through process-responsive gestural painting. These paintings are chaotic and harmonious post-human-landscapes of the Anthropocene.
I am primarily a painter, but I also work in ikebana, video, sumi, and installation. The central thread of my practice is an expression of the aliveness and harmony of the natural world.
The accretion and variety of marks within my paintings coalesce to create an ecology. Flowers and landscapes yes, and marks, gestures, stains, colors and masking express the materiality of my work. There is representation and abstraction, gesture and description, everything is available, and yet there is aesthetic integrity.
Simultaneously looking at the tension between environmental destruction and ecological wholeness, my work celebrates nature’s doubtless awesome vitality, grounded in the majesty of mountains and the magic of rainbows.
Jennifer Lord is an artist and teacher. They received their Bachelor of Arts from Naropa University in Visual Arts and T’ai Chi Ch’uan. They study and teach T’ai Chi Ch’uan with Rocky Mountain T’ai Chi Ch’uan. They are a student of Sogetsu Ikebana with Kalapa Ikebana. Lord’s most recent events include, a solo exhibition at JuiceBox Gallery, a solo exhibition at Alto Gallery, a group show at Union Hall, and digital video collaboration with Noah Travis Phillips published online by RealityBeach.org and exhibited at Sluice in London. They have a forthcoming collaboration with the MÚSED fashion house. They live, work, and teach in Boulder, Colorado. Their work is held in several private collections.
“Bigger View(s): Earth, Anthropocene, Beauty,” an exhibition curated by Lord and set to open March 27, 2020 is currently postponed due to COVID-19. A digital version of Bigger View(s) can be seen at: bit.ly/biggerviews .
email: juniperlord at gmail dot com