Curated Artist Registry

The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.

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Jessica D Langley
Colorado Springs CO US
Updated: 2017-12-08 13:35:30

STATEMENT OF WORK

My work is riddled with looming darkness and the anxiety of death, hence the obsession with visions of the unknown, the great beyond, the sublime. Questions about the role the hand plays in creation/destruction repeatedly occurs, and as such I toy with the painted mark and generate tension between real and fake. Representational imagery fluctuates between land and sky, utilizing familiar, iconic, and spiritual representations of landscape alongside flattened shapes, negative space, or layers which further distort the illusion of space within the picture plane. Abstract devices run throughout, appearing as a black blob, a gestural mark, or an enveloping slime, obfuscating the image.

Using a variety of collage materials from found postcard images of the American West, to captured screen saver gradients, to digital landscapes made entirely out of camouflage outfits, the images are borrowed, cut up, disjointed, and abstracted.Throughout my work a thread remains - the interest in cultural symbols of the sublime, as well as landscape as experienced directly and through the mediated and sublimated image.



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