Portfolio 2019

Little River from Timber Point, 5' x 4', oil on linen.

Two Lights in a Storm, 19

Dyer Point, Collapsing, 2' x 4', oil on canvas,

Mackworth Island, 4' x 5', oil on linen.

Pond Cove, 19

Fish Beach, Again, 18

Gillespie Farm with No Sandhill Cranes, 12

Digiscopes of Scarborough Marsh, 2' x 4', oil on canvas.

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My post-landscape paintings of coastal Maine mimic the rich intertidal ecology that inspires them. They are confluences of gestalt and abstraction, fleeting in-between spaces where material and representation slip past one another. I aim to renegotiate our understanding of landscape and push beyond it by creating works with perceptual gestalts that bring viewers' attention to the politics of seeing.

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Jessica Parker Foley

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MFA Student

Major: Painting

Graduation Year: 2020

Artist Statement:

Jessica Parker Foley’s abstract landscape paintings are reperformances of intertidal ecosystem behaviors. Her largest works are in oil on panels, but she also uses gouache, watercolor, wax, and resin. By using the techniques of action painting alongside direct observation of the natural world, she creates work that mimics the world around her. Foley’s paintings function with the same behaviors and inclinations of living systems: they do not mirror phenomenal nature, they are phenomenal nature.