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 Foley

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MFA Student

Major: Painting

Graduation Year: 2020

Artist Statement:

I am a painter troubled by landscape. I have always been called to capture my experience of place and time in nature. However, the more time I spend capturing the outdoors, the more I realize it is capturing me. Painting and observing on location are extensions of my natural history practice: listening to and studying the world around me. I use my studio to explore how my understanding of ecosystems changes my visual perception and depiction of them. I paint in oil, gouache, and my hand-mulled watercolors.