Paper Mountain & the Sky Project

From now until March 2019, I am working on a project for Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in Charlotte, NC.

This project has two parts, a very large paper mountain and a video projection of skies.

The idea behind this is to create an experience that evokes the outdoor environment. As a painter, my work is about the intersection of the outdoor experience and art. Because painting is inherently a two dimensional experience, this installation is a way to create a more immersive experience for viewers.

I’m looking for partners to help cover the costs of the project. There are the material and equipment costs to build the mountain and to create the sky project, staff to assist with the building of the mountain, and all the time and work I am doing between now and March to make the project successfully come to life.

To learn more about the project, please visit www.jessicasingerman.com/papermountain

On the website, find out more about the project, what it’s about, why it’s important, and different levels of support. I appreciate any level of participation.

If you want to ask me about the project directly, please email me at [email protected]. I’d love to hear from you.

If you love this project, but can’t swing a contribution at the moment, please SHARE this project with everyone you know who’d love it.

Private viewing of the “Shape of the Sky” at Salem College

My exhibit of paintings “The Shape of the Sky” is on view at the Elberson Fine Arts Center at Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC until October 5th. So if you weren’t able to make it to the opening last Friday, there’s still time to see the show! Watch the video above for a tour of the exhibit.

In these paintings, I continue to explore the intersection of the outdoor experience and painting. The forces of nature are an ongoing source of inspiration in my life and work, and in these paintings, I aim to share that with you and to inspire you.

While the work is on display, you can still purchase the paintings online. They will be marked as sold in the exhibit and shipped the week of October 15th. Visit the Gallery Shop to bring these paintings into your life.

I donate 5% of the sales of my works to Yadkin Riverkeeper, a local non-profit that “seeks to respect, protect and improve the Yadkin Pee Dee River Basin through education, advocacy and action.”

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“The Shape of the Sky” opens this week

My exhibit “The Shape of the Sky” is on view at the Velma Mason Davis Gallery, Elberson Fine Arts Center, at Salem College from August 27th – October 5th.

The opening reception is on Friday September 7th, from 6:00-8:00 PM. This event is free to the public.

My “Pilot Mountain” and “Forces of Nature” series will be on view. I am inspired by the poetry of nature: color and light in the landscape, seasons, and the passing of time. The series of paintings “Forces of Nature” is inspired by the strength of nature and the power of the outdoors. “Pilot Mountain” is a series of works inspired by a snowy winter hike in Pilot Mountain State Park in North Carolina.

While the work is on display, you can still purchase them online! They will be marked as sold in the exhibit and shipped the week of October 15th. Follow the Shop link buy these paintings.

I donate 5% of the sales of my works to Yadkin Riverkeeper, a local non-profit that “seeks to respect, protect and improve the Yadkin Pee Dee River Basin through education, advocacy and action.”

The Shape of the Sky

“The Shape of the Sky” will be on view in the Elberson Fine Arts Center at Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC from August 27th to October 5th.The opening reception takes place on Friday September 7th, from 6:00-8:00 PM and is free and open to the public.

This video shows part of the process of working on the painting “Pilot Mountain 4.” Read on for the press release.

The Shape of the Sky: Recent paintings by Jessica Singerman at the Velma Mason Davis Gallery, Elberson Fine Arts Center, Salem College, August 27 – October 5, 2018

Award-winning painter and recipient of a 2018 Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grant, Jessica Singerman announces her exhibit of paintings entitled THE SHAPE OF THE SKY, opening at the Velma Mason Davis Gallery, Elberson Fine Arts Center, Salem College on August 27th and continuing through October 5th. The opening reception takes place on Friday September 7th, from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Singerman is inspired by the poetry of nature: color and light in the landscape, seasons, and the passing of time. The series of paintings “Forces of Nature” is inspired by the strength of nature and the power of the outdoors. “Pilot Mountain” is a series of works inspired by a snowy winter hike in Pilot Mountain State Park in North Carolina.

Says Singerman of her “Pilot Mountain” paintings, “During our hike I was struck by the contrast between the stark lines of the trees against the softer shapes of rock, patches of snow and sky, so I took some photos as we walked. These photos were a jumping off point for this series, and I enjoyed the challenge of finding a balance between representation and abstraction.”

Of her “Forces of Nature” paintings, Singerman says, “I love the outdoors and am fascinated with the natural world and the intricacies of life. I hope these paintings will inspire you and bring you deep contentment.”

Arts writer Michael Solender wrote in Lake Norman Magazine, “Singerman’s approach to her work and her outlook on life brings a broad perspective. Her work offers explosions of color, form and light conjuring imagery of motion and depth.”

About the artist: Born in Bangor, Maine in 1980, Jessica Singerman lived alternatively in France and the United States during her early life. Singerman earned her BA with Highest Honors in 2002 from the College of William & Mary, Virginia, and her Masters of Fine Arts in 2004 from the University of Delaware while on a fellowship. Her watercolors are the subject of a book published in 2017, Little Watercolor Squares, and her award-winning paintings and drawings are exhibited and collected internationally.

In previous lives, Singerman taught yoga and worked as a guide leading epic bicycle tours all over Europe, Central America, and Australia. She is obsessed with bikes, loves to ride, sometimes races, and lives and works in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

VELMA MASON DAVIS GALLERY, ELBERSON FINE ARTS CENTER, SALEM COLLEGE, including THE SHAPE OF THE SKY, by Jessica Singerman, August 27 – October 5. Opening reception Friday September 7, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

601 S. Church Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, www.salem.edu/about/fine-arts-center, 336.721.2600

Five percent of the sales of Singerman’s works are donated to Yadkin Riverkeeper, a local non-profit that “seeks to respect, protect and improve the Yadkin Pee Dee River Basin through education, advocacy and action.”

Artist Talk: Demystifying Abstraction

On Wednesday April 25th, the Charlotte Millennial Art Program invited me to speak at Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in Charlotte, NC. In this lecture, “Demystifying Abstraction,” I share a brief history of abstraction, talk about my painting process, inspiration, life as an artist, and why making art matters. The talk is followed by a Q&A session where we go into more detail about my education, philosophy, and where art comes from.

If you liked this, check out this video. I’ll show you how I made one of my abstract paintings.

The Field You Think You Own

The Field You Think You Own, oil and acrylic on canvas, 40 x 60 inches, 2014

This is “The Field You Think You Own.”  I’ll share with you where the name for this painting comes from.

When I lived in Cornelius, NC, there was a nearby field that I would go paint. The space was vast, and there were areas covered with trees. Each time I returned to the field to paint, the landscape had changed. The tree line receded. A development was built near the trees, then little by little more houses and apartments were built. Then a shopping center was added. The field disappeared. This painting is a love letter to that field.

This painting is currently on view at Elder Gallery in Charlotte, NC.

Intersections and Transformations

All Flame, oil and acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 inches, 2017 — $1000

Hi all, If you are in the Winston-Salem area in the next month, check out the group show in the Womble Carlyle Gallery at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. Four of my paintings are on view there along with the work of 7 other Winston-Salem artists: Annie Grimes Williams (Jewelry)
Katie Chasteen (Photography)
Sean McNamara (Digital Art)
Ricky Needham (Painting)
Rose Jerome (Photography)
Travis Phillips (Installation and Video)
Woodie Anderson (Painting).

The exhibit is up until November 7th, and the gallery is open Monday – Saturday.

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Paintings exhibited at Mooresville Arts

Three of my paintings were just accepted into the Mooresville Arts Guild Winter Juried Exhibit. The show will be up January 23-February 27, 2015. Opening reception is Friday January 23rd, 6:00-8:00PM. Hope to see you there!

Mooresville Arts: 103 W Center Ave Mooresville NC 28115 (704) 663-6661 www.magart.org

TheFieldYouThinkYouOwn
The Field You Think You Own, oil and acrylic on canvas, 40 x 60 inches, 2014
Speak to Anything But the Sky, oil and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, 2014
Speak to Anything But the Sky, oil and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, 2014
Back of the Hand to Everything, oil and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, 2014
Back of the Hand to Everything, oil and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, 2014
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