Jena Thomas Solo Exhibition

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Event 

Title:
Jena Thomas Solo Exhibition
When:
Friday, Feb 21 - Sunday, Apr 13 
Where:
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery - Stamford
Category:
Gallery Exhibitions

Description



Recently selected out of 750 applicants for New American Painting's MFA Annual, Jena Thomas continues to receive accolades and recognition for her art as she prepares to finish her studies at the University of Miami.

Thomas’s work offers ethereal and somewhat strange landscapes that explore the ways in which man alters the natural world. Constructs such as pools, patios, and train tracks that serve as visceral boundary lines between the fabricated and the organic feature prominently in her work. Soft colors invoke a dusk light sensation, depicting the world in that liminal stage between light and darkness. It is that nearly supernatural glow that fabricates a "luscious otherworld that is teeming with weird individuality."

However, even the stillness of her scenes lack menace. Rather, they demonstrate a standstill in time; a moment that is captured in the softness of twilight before life begins to emerge. Intentionally, Thomas produces a strange-yet-familiar image that plays with perception. Though stylistically beautiful and seemingly serene, each canvas opens up the sensation that what man has created and designated as his habitat is somehow rooted in the absurd.

Thomas is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Miami and received her Bachelor’s degree at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. She has exhibited extensively in Florida and New England, with recent exhibitions at the Boca Raton Museum of Art and at Art Palm Beach.

Venue

Venue:
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery
Street:
96 Bedford Street
ZIP:
06901
City:
Stamford
State:
CT