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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.”

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