Bigger View(s): Earth, Anthropocene, Beauty
Exhibition postponed due to COVID19. All dates subject to change.
Bigger View(s) x Full Moon Performance May 7, 2020
Bigger View(s) x Cinema May 14, 2020
Bigger View(s) x Ikebana June 5-7th
Bigger View(s) challenges the relationships inherent in capitalist/Western/modern value structures. This outdated perspective places human beings at the top of an extractive pyramid, where the Earth and all life systems are here for the consumption and use of human society. Bigger View(s) offers parallel simultaneous realities of multi-centered networks, a rhizomatic being structure also called Nature. The art is not human-centric, rather it opens feeling-ways into new modes of being with(in). The artwork conjures feelings of harmony, beauty, sublimity, grief and interconnection. We posit this as a way forward through the Anthropocene.
Celebrate The Week of All Beings
How to Celebrate The Week of All Beings
1. Eat vegetarian for seven days
2. Learn about an Animal
3. Share what you learned with a loved one, co-worker, classmate, or friend
Why to Celebrate The Week of All Beings
The Week of All Being is about creating personal connections with the living beyond-human world. One of the high impact actions that individuals can take to counter climate change recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is to eat a plant based diet. Learning about an animal expands one’s awareness of and connection to other beings, and can teach you new things about being human. Sharing what you learn extends the network. It connects you, your animal, and your learning with others. You can add a personal touch to your celebration by dressing like your animal and/or making an artwork about or inspired by your learning.
Celebrating The Week of All Beings is something my family does leading up to the Spring Equinox. It was partly inspired by Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy. We started celebrating the
Winter and Summer Solstices and the Spring and Fall Equinoxes as part of (re)connecting with our Earth. Over the years different traditions have started forming around each holiday.
Feb. 8 – March 30
Boulder Library, Main – Canyon Gallery
Opening Reception: Feb 8th (6pm-9pm)
An exhibition celebrating the work of the designers, engineers, artists, and craftspeople who exemplify our maker community. Showcased pieces will include printed materials, three-dimensional objects, kinetic, and interactive projects.
Showcasing a combination of six emerging and established Denver-based artists, curator George P. Perez presents painter Andrew Huffman, painter Julio Alejandro, photographer John Barnabas Lake, mixed-media artist Lindsay Smith Gustave, painter Jennifer Lord, and sculptor Marsha Mack as you’ve never seen them before. Artworks have been commissioned and selected specifically to be displayed in the form of an installation which utilizes an aesthetic of awkward and uncanny to take on the perceived divide between fine art and interior design. In Literally Behind, artworks are obstructed by furniture, situated underneath design objects, hung behind curtains, and peeking through plants; asking the viewer to confront the ways that interior spaces and curation methods alter their perceptions of artworks and their meaning.
Seeing Through Drawing: Communicating Ideas Through Sketching
Wednesday, December 4th, 12:30-3pm at Boulder Shambhala Center
$25 for general public and BSC members with Noah Travis Phillips
with Sensei, Alexandra Shenpen
Annual Ikebana and Ikenobo Grand Exhibition
Opening Friday, August 2, 2019 at JuiceBox Gallery, Denver, CO
What happens when a rainbow turns into a field of flowers, or further a bouquet? We have come to a place where there is a recognition that sentient beings are more than just the human inhabitants of this plane. And even that, that narrow view is harmful to those very humans. Everywhere one finds oneself, one is in a field of subjective multitudes.
Research has shown that spending time in a forest, in nature, has a positive health benefit. Moreover, having cut flowers in your environment has a beneficial health impact on the viewer. What about paintings of flowers?
Here we face the paintingness of these paintings. Flowers and landscapes yes, and marks, gestures, stains, colors and masking. There is representation and abstraction, gesture and description, everything is available. All of the paintings in AS YOU FIND YOURSELF IN THE VERDANT FIELDS WITH THE SUN ON YOUR FACE were made in 2019. It is the eighth month of that year.
What is the goal or hopes of the artist? To awaken a sense of the wonder of this world, of life, of nature. Painting as a recognition of ourselves, each one of us, humans, in, embedded within an ecology, a shimmering existence.
Canvas to Cuff at Walters and Hogsett Jewelers
Gallery Night Friday, April 19 4:30-6:30pm
Canvas to Cuff provides Boulder professional and student painters the opportunity to have their original artwork replicated on an ÉVOCATEUR gold leaf cuff.
Winning designs will be inducted into the Walters & Hogsett Boulder Artist Series. Winning artists will receive an ÉVOCATEUR cuff with their artwork and share in the proceeds of every future sale online or in-store!
HOW TO PAINT YOUR FEELINGS
A group show at MEGAFAUNA Curated by Alex Hall
Featuring works with watercolor, acrylic, photography and oil paints by Moe Gram, Jennifer Lord, Felicia Mora and Alexander Hall
February 14 – March 9, 2019
Featured Event First Friday March 1, 2-9pm including activations, networking and holistic practice by Cultural Arts United
SOLILOQUY at ALTO GALLERY Curated by Eric Anderson
November, 2 – 3, 2018
IKENOBO GRAND EXHIBITION: Life in Edo Japan – Flowers and Scroll Paintings from the 18th Century
October 20 – 21, 2018
Canyon Gallery. 1001 Arapahoe Ave Boulder, CO
Actually Painting, works by Jennifer Lord, is a counterpoint to Basically Painting, an exhibit that centers around digital painting, but with a turn toward / away from what that normally evokes. Read more here.
Welcome Earth Dog, new works on view at Boulder Shambhala Center
February 15 – March 30, 2018
Closing Reception Thursday, March 29, 2018 5:30-7:30pm
2018 annual Sogetsu Ikebana Show
Secret Third collaboration in Reality Beach Issue Five
The Passage of Light Can Be Bent
9th annual TITWRENCH fest Qigong Five Animal Playtime, a workshop I taught, August 26, 2017
For further information about ongoing T’ai Chi Ch’uan classes I instruct, visit Rocky Mountain T’ai Chi Ch’aun.