For the month of January, the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery will present the paintings by Monroe, Oregon artist Jenny Gray.
Jenny’s work over the last few years has been about layers; covering, hiding, censoring and the control to show only part of her story.
Gray often starts a painting with marks or colors representing specific emotions, places or people. She then takes this raw “information” and adds, subtracts, covers and layers her paintings.
Jenny’s paintings are about being human, expressed through the paint, her paintings are also about the freedom of the paint itself; rough, fast, busy, quiet, thoughtful, hidden or in your face. Often, Jenny’s work is influenced by a wide range of subjects; the northwest landscapes, barns, fences, typography, the desert and ephemera.
Jenny is a graduate of San Jose State University, San Jose, California and currently lives in Monroe, Oregon.
The Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, located at 335 State Street in downtown Salem, Oregon, is the premiere place for purchasing contemporary arts and crafts. Open hours are 12 pm to 5:30 pm Tuesday through Friday, and 12 pm to 5 pm on Saturday. The gallery is closed on Sunday and Monday. To preview the upcoming show and see work by many other Northwest artists, visit www.zeekgallery.com