Friday, October 6 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Exhibition Runs October 4th through 27th
Artist talk Saturday, September 2nd at 2:00 p.m.
In October 2017 Arts Visalia is pleased to host Jamie Boley’s exhibition entitled Standing in the Gap of the Here and In-Between.
The works on view for this exhibition were also a part of Jamie’s senior thesis in CSU Fresno’s Graduate show. The purpose of her exhibition is to use her deeply felt connection with the landscape to signify a sense of longing that will bridge the gaps between reality and representation. Thus through her paintings, she wishes to shatter a false reality, acknowledge the sacred, and recognize her sense of loss, in the land where she stands, in the gap of the here and in-between.
Jamie states, “The exhibition is about the land I live in, and also what lies beyond it.” She drove through different parts of the San Joaquin Valley to places that eventually became memories of a landscape in her mind. Standing in the gap is about doing what is right, but feeling overwhelmed at the same time. These works are about the land filtered through her memory, and how she struggled with what was happening around her, interpreted through her work.
Jamie photographs her works before she paints them. She doesn’t wish to paint a photograph but rather use the camera as a tool that links the documentation of a place and retain its entity.
Jamie Boley currently resides in Visalia, CA. She graduated with a BA in Art from the University of California, Fresno and is currently in the MA Art Graduate Program. Jamie has been granted many prestigious awards and honors by CSU Fresno as well as the Chicago Art Institute. She is an artist that focuses on a deeper place and pours her heart and soul into her works through the landscapes she paints as a metaphor for the despair over what she faces in life’s circumstances, as she sees herself as a dry and thirsty land.
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