JENNY MEYER, POP!
Painter Jenny Meyer, Native Texan, inaugural solo exhibition
D.M. Allison Art
2709 Colquitt – on Gallery Row
Houston, Texas 77098
832 607 4378
Opening night reception: Saturday July 6, 2013 6 to 8 pm
Exhibition concludes: July 27, 2013
FREE and open to the public.
D.M. Allison Art: is pleased to present Jenny Meyer, POP!
Jenny Meyer speaks on her current series of paintings, “With previous bodies of work I have created stories using popular culture as an influence and a means to describe each narrative. In my current painting series, my process has evolved. I now find that I am telling personal stories using popular imagery as a visual language. As such, my work has become a more intimate dialog, lending a new level of conceptual depth to each painting. Cartoons by nature are a pure and innocent form of expression. Many topics I present or those put forth by pop culture in general can bear a lot of weight and responsibility. Perhaps, when engaging in this dialog through the act of painting, I invert the heaviness and create something lighthearted, simplified and optimistic. In this way I am able to express my own experience, telling my personal story of hope and faith through my illustrative style of creating.”
Though her work has a narrative feel to it, it remains ambiguous enough to contain a level of abstraction. She is by definition, a Pop Artist, a true Colorist, and a rare success story in the arts. In a time when record numbers of art students have been let loose into an already saturated market, Meyer entered the world of visual art and quickly emerged as one of the fastest rising young artists of her genre.
Jenny Meyer (b. 1987) is an artist who currently resides and creates in her hometown of Austin, Texas. Meyer returned to Texas after several years spent pursuing a world-class education in the arts. Her passion and commitment culminated in a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009 with an emphasis in Painting and Drawing through the Advanced Painting Department. Previous to SAIC, Meyer began her artistic voyage in 2005 at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City where she studied Accessories Design.
Accolades have been swift and abundant. In addition to being selected as a finalist for the Hunting Art Prize, Meyer has received multiple awards, including several feature articles in national Publications. National and international exhibitions include: Union Street Gallery – Chicago, IL; Museum of the Southwest – Midland, TX; Woodbury Art Museum – Orem, UT and Mischmasch Gallery – Hong Kong. In addition, through Austin Art Boards, Meyer was selected as one of ten artists to present their own artwork via billboard in the Austin metropolitan area.