I like to concentrate detailed information in the "negative" space in my work- layering watercolor paintings on top of drawings on top of white on white collages and embroidery. This creates layers of information that reflect the vast amount of images I am influenced by. I enjoy having restful areas of negative space that are not really empty. Finding places in nature devoid of human activity is becoming increasingly more difficult. Therefore, the negative spaces in the pieces are cluttered with billboards and grocery carts faintly drawn in, but ever present. My work focuses on the struggle between human industry and development with the survival of our natural environment. The watercolor images are from "high-end" magazines and catalogs-replicated in the finest detail. These images reflect all the advertising that pushes these unnecessary (yet totally yummy) products into our lives-enticing us to consume just a little bit more.
Biography: Jessica Danby Education M.F.A. 2004 Studio Arts Memphis College of Art B.A. 2002 Fine Arts Southeastern Louisiana University Exhibition Record Upcoming The Holiday Wreath Collection at Gallery N, Invitational, Curator: Mark Nikoff, Baton Rouge, LA Alumni Group Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA; Curator: Dale Newkirk 2007 Hot Art in a Cool Space, Barbara Shaw, Curator, Lacombe The ART MELT, Brunner Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA, Jurors: Peter Frank and Thomas Livesay, Curator: Susan Brunner (Honorable Mention) Past and Present, Hammond Regional Art Center, Hammond, LA 2006 Members Show, Hammond Regional Art Center, Hammond, LA 2005 New Collections, Imaginestation Gallery, www.imaginestation.net (Solo) The ART MELT, Brunner Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA; Jurors: Tracey Kennan, C.C. Lockwood, Dr. Donna McAlear Art With A Southern Drawl, Martin Hall, University of Mobile, Mobile, AL; Juror: Aaron Lee Benson ISQ 105: Written Word, Imaginestation Gallery; Juror: Allison Mackenzie 2004 Emerging Artists, 433 Julia St. New Orleans, LA; Curator: MaPo’ Kinnord Payton Alumni Exhibition, Southeastern Louisiana University (Solo) The ART MELT, Fuqua Building, Baton Rouge, LA, Jurors: Michaelene Walsh, Steven Maklansky, Addie Dawson-Euba, and Kelly Scott Kelly (Best in Show) See What I Mean, Thesis Exhibition, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN (Solo) Exhibition Record 2003 Vanity, Graduate Center, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN (Solo) Stripes with Bread, Graduate Center, Memphis College of Art. Memphis, TN (Solo) Collaborations, Group Show, Graduate Center, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN Old Glory, Curator: Glenna Park, 502 S. Main, Memphis, TN 2002 Drawings, Graduate Center, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN Senior Show, Clark Hall Gallery, Southeastern Louisiana University, Juror: Dorothy Furlong-Gardner (Third Place) The Salon de Refugees, Clark Hall Gallery, Southeastern Louisiana University, Curator: Heather Martin Professional Experience 2006 – Present Talented Arts- Fontainebleau High School Visual Arts Teacher (Sculpture I, II; Art Club Sponsor) 2006 Instructor River Parishes Community College (Fine Arts Survey) 2004 – 2006 Art Teacher St. Michael High School (Art I-IV, Stage Craft; Art Club) 2001 – 2004 Art Instructor Education Outreach, TRIO (Ceramics, Painting, Drawing) 2003 -2004 Art Instructor Memphis College of Art (Surface Design) 2003 Teaching Assistant Memphis College of Art (Conceptual Painting; Kim Beck)
Country: United States
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