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March 25, 2018
My show Still Lives: Jennifer Allevato opened at the Strathmore on March 10.
Inspired by post-impressionism with a focus on color and line over realism, my subject matter in this series varies from flowers to interiors to tablescapes. While I consider myself first a painter, I use whatever medium I feel is best for capturing a piece, often incorporating and layering graphite, paper, and neocolor crayon. I use idealized color and often just suggestions of objects. I like to capture the idea of an object or space without being concerned with precision: my hand and mark is all over my work.
My pieces tend to have an inherent softness and stillness about them; a quiet moment in a loud and busy world. Has someone just approached the space, or are we viewing a scene where the subject has just left? It is a moment, and we are observers. We have been given a gift, a time to ponder: to take in the color, the lines, the quiet. We are not required to do anything. We are given reprieve from our responsibilities and our do-to lists. Here is pattern, here is color, here is quietude; here we can collect ourselves and enjoy the restorative nature of simply being still.
I am so happy with how this show came out! Thanks so much to everyone who attended the opening.
Still Lives: Jennifer Allevato is on display in the Invitational Gallery at the Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland from March 10 - April 29.
November 24, 2018
I love being able to give people special gifts, but sometimes it's hard to come up with ideas. (I mean, really, how many throw blankets does one person need?)
So, here are a few suggestions for those special people on your list:
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