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K E N I S E B A R N E S F I N E A R T

One Fine Day


Please contact the gallery for images of paintings by Jackie Battenfield. Kenise Barnes Fine Art offers complimentary in–home consulting, artwork on approval, delivery and installation services.


One Fine Day New paintings by Jackie Battenfield January 11 – February 23, 2019

Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to open the 2019 exhibition season with a solo exhibition of new paintings on mylar by Brooklyn artist Jackie Battenfield.

cover: Overture, 2018 acrylic on mylar mounted on panel 40 x 72 inches (unframed), 41.25 x 73.25 inches (framed) $11,300. (framed)


detail: Overture


Overture, 2018 acrylic on mylar mounted on panel 40 x 72 inches (unframed), 41.25 x 73.25 inches (framed) $11,300. (framed)


detail: Dew Drop


Dew Drop, 2018 acrylic on mylar mounted on panel 40 x 60 inches (unframed), 41.25 x 61.25 inches (framed) $10,500. (framed)


detail: Under A Cloud cs1


Under A Cloud cs1, 2018 acrylic on mylar mounted on panel 30 x 40 inches (unframed), 31.25 x 41.25 inches (framed) $6800. (framed)


detail: Sing Song


Sing Song, 2018 acrylic on mylar mounted on panel 30 x 80 inches (unframed), 31.25 x 81.25 inches (framed) $11,200. (framed)


detail: Salt Mist


Salt Mist, 2018 acrylic on mylar mounted on panel 40 x 60 inches (unframed), 41.25 x 61.25 inches (framed) $10,500. (framed)


detail: Radiant Shadows


Radiant Shadows, 2018 acrylic on mylar mounted on panel 40 x 60 inches (unframed), 41.25 x 61.25 inches (framed) $10,500. (framed)


detail: Coral Fling


Coral Fling, 2018 acrylic on mylar mounted on panel 40 x 60 inches (unframed) 41.25 x 61.25 inches (framed) $10,500. (framed)


JACKIE BATTENFIELD

STATEMENT

Intimate Meditations on Landscape While Looking Up My fascination with painting trees originated from a week I spent at a rural meditation retreat. Spring was slowly awakening the landscape from its winter bareness. For hours each day I sat next to a window, in meditative silence. As my city mindset quieted, I was transfixed as tender buds and leaves daily transformed a gnarly elm tree outside. My paintings evoke the immediacy of that experience as my hand slowly reanimates the twisting and branching line of a tree limb. My painting process is meditative; I pay close attention to each leaf or branch as I build it. The images come from my photographs of trees and leaves, which I painstakingly draw onto large sheets of translucent Mylar, taking care to stay true to the original images. I then mix two pigments to an ink-like consistency and my brush shapes each element into a puddle of paint. As this paint mixture dries, the pigments reassert themselves, separating and forming unexpected, distinctive abstract patterns. For me, the palette I choose for each painting is the result of hundreds of color studies. These small studies allow me to explore different levels of color concentration and separation affected by the different pigment origins, weights, and by the shapes of forms into which they are painted. To accentuate the contrast between image and ground, I eliminate any background and adhere the painting to a panel that allows light to play behind the translucent painted surface. These works draw upon two natural but disparate processes: the gestural unfolding and leafing of a branching tree limb, and the physical properties and behaviors of pigments. My intention is to create conditions under which I can observe the laws of nature. Form is dematerialized and re-assembled as a means of exploring color, the aliveness of a natural gesture made of repeated yet individual forms, and a felt-sense of the passage of time. Image: Jackie Battenfield in her studio


detail: Rowdy Fall


Rowdy Fall, 2018 acrylic on mylar mounted on panel 40 x 60 inches (unframed), 41.25 x 61.25 inches (framed) $10,500. (framed)


detail: Blue Wash cs1


Blue Wash cs1, 2018 acrylic on mylar mounted on panel 20 x 30 inches (unframed), 21.25 x 31.25 inches (framed) $4200. (framed)


detail: Tickled Pink


Tickled Pink, 2018 acrylic on mylar mounted on panel 30 x 40 inches (unframed), 31.25 x 41.25 inches (framed) $6800. (framed)


detail: Vermiculate Magnolia


Vermiculate Magnolia, 2018 acrylic on mylar mounted on panel 40 x 72 inches (unframed), 41.25 x 73.25 inches (framed) $11,300. (framed)


K E N I S E BAR N E S F I N E AR T Was founded in 1994 on the belief that art is essential We are a gallery and art consulting firm representing emerging and mid-career, investment-quality artists. Our program includes over fifty artists working in a variety of mediums. The gallery mounts more than a dozen exhibitions annually in our exhibition space in Larchmont, NY as well as curating exhibitions for outside venues. Kenise Barnes Fine Art is an experienced art consulting firm. We guide both residential and corporate collectors and work collaboratively with designers and architects to provide and source artwork for projects of all sizes. Our client list includes New York University Langone Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, Bank of America Art Program, Pfizer Corporation, Citibank Art Advisory, Vicente Wolf Associates, and numerous museums and private collectors. Kenise Barnes, director Kenise@kbfa.com Lani Holloway, gallery and sales manager Lani@kbfa.com B. Avery Syrig, sales, art handling, and logistics Avery@kbfa.com 1947 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, New York 10538

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One Fine Day - New paintings by Jackie Battenfield  

Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to open the 2019 exhibition season with a solo exhibition of new paintings by Brooklyn artist Jackie Batte...

One Fine Day - New paintings by Jackie Battenfield  

Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to open the 2019 exhibition season with a solo exhibition of new paintings by Brooklyn artist Jackie Batte...