Jen Harris at Valley Variety


Valley Variety hosts rotating exhibitions of contemporary artists and their current show features the work of Hudson artist, Jen Harris. The show runs through June 1st.

Vv_install06_1000px Artist Statement

Within every phenomenon lies the potential for its inverse, and transformation is continuous: a closed fist contains an open hand; the future arrives to illuminate the past; a foreign land reveals the traveler’s unknown internal terrain. My painting practice is in essence a meditation on this interplay and its metaphorical potential. Layered imagery interlocks and overlaps, producing dynamic figure-ground relationships and a meshing of opposites: legibility and unreadability; stasis and movement; spaciousness and compression. The intertwining of the penetrable and the solid that characterizes the work underpins an ongoing spatial conversation about truth in paradox.

In my recent work, pours, symbols, primary organic forms, mundane objects and figurative elements are combined to reflect on ideas about the interpenetration of individual and world. A number of paintings avail the allegorical potential of Tarot iconography to explore conceptions of time, love, sex and mortality.

Read more about the exhibit here: www.valleyvariety.com/art.

About Valley Variety

Valley Variety is a modern and stylish interpretation of the traditional variety store. We offer a casual, welcoming environment in which to explore our selection of goods, fine art and home furnishings. We also invite you to enjoy a wide range of classes, talks and special events throughout the year in our chef’s kitchen and indoor patio.

Valley Variety is located at 705 Warren Street in Hudson NY.