Online Gallery Reflection – Jennifer Guidi: Gemini

Jennifer Guidi is an American painter who currently has a virtual exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery in New York. This exhibit ‘Gemini’ is influenced by, of course, the Zodiac and the idea of dualities– “light and darkness, abstraction and figuration, science and mysticism… Guidi finds symmetry in opposition.” The featured works are all comprised of sand with oil and acrylic paints on different shaped canvases.

At first glance, I was immediately drawn in. Just like Jennifer, I am a Gemini and in a way everything that was in front of me was familiar. The deeper that I got into the photos from the exhibition I did get a little lost, which is when I read the Gallery statement and I started to understand the meaning behind the exhibit. One portion of the exhibit was about or reaction to colors, which enhanced the idea behind already compelling works. Using color for emotional reaction is a great tool to affect someone’s mood and perception.

My reaction to all of her work was a complete pleasure. Before I had read the galley statement I felt all of the work was playful and that is always a great thing. I didn’t recognizer the texture at first because of the marks that she made in it. It actually reminded me of a blanket of yarn being stretched over a surface. The idea of applying multiple color theory was also captivating. To be honest I don’t even have words for this other than, I’m inspired. 

If you’d like to learn more about Jennifer Guidi’s Gemini exhibit you can view the virtual exhibit here. Thanks for reading!

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