Thursday, December 13, 2007

Greenville.


Y'all know I'm a huge fan of the painting of Jenny Dubnau, so I was more than a little thrilled to learn that she has a show up in one of my favorite Southern cities, Greenville, South Carolina. The exhibit is up through the end of January at the Greenville Museum. I've always thought that the city--home to Furman University, the mighty SC Governor's School for the Arts, and my Aunt Sally--had good taste. Now I'm sure of it.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I find her physiognomy difficult to look at-is that the point?

Heart As Arena said...

I think that a clear gaze is the point, revealing what happens to be there in that moment. Let it stretch out from there, possibly even crossing paths with an emotional space in which the viewer might find themselves.

Anonymous said...

Yes good-thanks-yet i can't imagine many people would want this in their house-not tt trying to be disagreeable-just realistic-

Heart As Arena said...

Anon. Not too long ago I was in the home of a collector. All of the art looked very much like it had been bought at art fairs. There were some nice pieces, but the force of the collection was like a wind that wouldn't blow. I'm betting that they wouldn't want Dubnau's work (or anything like it) in their home either. No surprises. "Such a pretty house/and such a pretty garden."

dubz said...

whoa! awesome! this one is the eeriest one i've seen to date. wish i could see the show in person. congrats jd!!

JD said...

Whoa, thanks, Dubz, and thanks for the nice post, HAA.

pd said...

Wow! How did I miss this post??
This painting looks amazing and yes, eerie. I wish I could see in the reals.

Heart As Arena said...

Slammin', huh, Peeds? Yeah. That background is totally killer. I mean, the rest of it is great, but that background, man . . . Whew.