Towering Intellect

Completed

2020

Medium

Latex paint and resin on wood panel

Dimensions

18" x 18" x 2.5"

Cost

$1500

Description

My current sculptural work process is derived from making oil on canvas paintings and discovering the many layers of oil paint beneath the surface. Those layers of oil paint embody linear time, repetitive process, and material characteristics. I exemplify the layering by pouring latex paint one color at a time, letting each color dry, and repeating the process thirty to forty times. I then cut into the dried layers of paint, reveal the cross-section, and use those dried paint to assemble sculptures on a flat surface. The cross-section juxtaposes order and chaos: the consistent order of paint from old to new, and the imperfection of subtle differences in thicknesses. Each piece follows a specific pattern, uniting the differences to present a systematic imagery.
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About this Artist

Jenny Wu

Jenny Wu is an artist and educator. She is the 2018 – 2020 Touchstone Foundation for the Arts Emerging Artist Fellow, and adjunct professor at American University and Marymount University. Jenny Wu was born in Nanjing, China. She holds a B.A. from William Smith College in Studio Art as well as in Architectural Studies, and an M.F.A. in Studio Art from American University. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including Denise Bibro Fine Art, Katzen Museum, Huntington Museum of Art, Reece Museum, and CICA Museum in South Korea. Wu has participated in numerous Artist-In-Residence programs across the country, and has been awarded fellowships from Vermont Studio Center and the Pollock Krasner Foundation.
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