Figurative Summer (online)

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Figurative Summer (online)

Jun 24 — Aug 27, 2020

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Jenkins Johnson Projects is pleased to present Figurative Summer, our first virtual exhibition.  Figurative Summer features the work of Amani Lewis, Ludovic Nkoth, Raelis Vasquez and Cameron Welch. The work of these artists, which  encompass veins of both abstraction and figuration,  represent the body in radical ways to tell stories and explore vital social concerns.

Each artist will be the Spotlight Artist for seven days, following which they will be presented in the group exhibition June 24-August 27, 2020. See schedule below:

June 24 – July 2 – Ludovic Nkoth
July 9 – July 16 – Cameron Welch
August 6 – 13 – Raelis Vasquez
August 20 – 27 – Amani Lewis

Pictured:  Cameron Welch’s mosaics reference Black identity, modern society and mythology through the use of collaging found objects including CDs, brooms, mirrors, with traditional mosaic techniques. For Welch, collecting and using readymades allows him to bring stories that already exist in the world into the narratives and questions he poses in his own work. Creating new myths and stories through his paintings is about creating new possibilities. Welch’s paintings propose the idea of getting rid of boundaries and stereotypes. He was recently included in Antwaun Sargent’s “Then & Now”, along with Chase Hall at Jenkins Johnson Projects.

Cameron Welch. Hood Ornament (Bad Trip), 2020, oil, acrylic, spray enamel, urethane, collage, colored pencil, pastel, dye, digital print, textiles, ceramic, glass, aluminum, and found objects on panel in oak frame, 72 x 64 in