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JHENNA QUINN LEWIS

A Look Through December 13 - 19, 2019

JHENNA QUINN LEWIS

A Look Through December 13 - 19, 2019


JHENNA QUINN LEWIS

A Look Through

December 13 - 19, 2019

Opening Reception Friday, December 13, 2019 | 5 to 7pm

detail on the cover: Finch and Hiroshige oil 6 x 12

225 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico | 505.983.1434 www.meyergalleries.com | meyersfnm@aol.com


“I seemed to be born with a love and appreciation for art and nature, or maybe a better word to describe this is awe. Art is a universal language that can teach us about ourselves and our world. It is a part of all our lives and surrounds us even if we don’t notice or understand it. I have always had the need to create through images on canvas. The need is to foster an understanding of nature that is reflective, which suggests the presence of some unacknowledged mystery. A painting is a moment held in time: artists strive to capture something in that moment and give it eternity. For me, paintings have a meditative quality. Through the manipulation of composition, subject matter, color, light, and shading, I try to bring out a subtle inherent quietness that the viewer can be drawn into. My hope is to create a state of mind. I have always lived in two separate worlds that unite the real and the imagined.” Jhenna Quinn-Lewis began studying art in 1976 at the university of Illinois. She went on to later become the art director-manager at the Ferndale Art Cooperative in Ferndale, California. She was also the owner/director of the Candy Stick Gallery in Ferndale. To further her own artistic endeavors, she studied with David A. Leffel, one of the country’s most respected and well know artists in 1999. Her work has been featured in many publications such as Southwest Art Magazine and US Art Magazine. Her paintings are also included in the corporate collections of Harry and David as well as a commissioned painting in the private collection of Lawton Chiles, the former Governor of California.


The Lost Key oil 12 x 9


Lewis incorporates symbols such as locks and keys, pearls, books and jewelry boxes that represent themes of exploration, transformation and inner truth. Consistent throughout the exhibition is an inherent quietness as the artist seeks to capture feelings and emotions associated with meditation and an overall peaceful state of mind.

The Bird that Came at Dusk oil 24 x 12


The Art Spirit oil 12 x 12


Finch and Hiroshige oil 6 x 12

With “Finch and Hiroshige,” Lewis pays homage to th for horizontal landscapes. In Lewis’ piece, an inquisiti stretching across a horizontal picture


he Japanese master artist Hiroshige, who was known tive finch perches in front of a cherry blossom branch, plane reminiscent of Hiroshige’s style.


In Which the Key was Taken oil 20 x 14


Could be the One oil 12 x 9


Remembrance oil 8 x 6


The Very Key oil 16 x 8


The Treasure Remembered oil 11 x 14


“Elegant restraint” is a term that has been associated with Lewis’ painting style, which is strongly influenced by Japanese art. “I am drawn to simplicity of color, style, and composition,” says Lewis. “My inspiration comes from Japanese masters such as Utagawa Hiroshige, Uta Maro, and Hasegawa Tōhaku.

The Jewel oil 10 x 8


The Key to the Lock oil 8 x 6


Sheltered oil 9 x 12


Whooo Has the Key? oil 24 x 20


The Perfect Gift oil 8 x 6


Abide oil 8 x 6


Secrets to be Lost oil 24 x 16


Black-Headed Grosbeak oil on paper 5.5 x 4


Clark’s Nutcracker oil on paper 4 x 5.5


Tethered oil 8 x 6


In college, I took courses on the Japanese Tea Ceremony and the art of flower arrangement. It is there I discovered the tenets of wabi-sabi, the adherence to beauty in the imperfect, the impermanent, and in austerity. I remove all that is unnecessary in my compositions and exercise restraint and simplicity. - J.Q. Lewis

Out of the Silence oil 12 x 6


Books Frequently Read oil 24 x 18


The Stolen Pearl oil 8 x 8


The Token Pearl oil 8 x 6


The Point of Observation oil 16 x 12


JHENNA QUINN LEWIS | A Look Through The Lost Key oil 12x9 $3000 The Bird that Came at Dusk oil 24x12 $5600 The Art Spirit oil 12x12 $4400 Finch and Hiroshige oil 6x12 $2800 In Which the Key was Taken oil 20x14 $4800 Could be the One? oil 12x9 $3000 Remembrance oil 8x6 $1800 The Very Key oil 16x8 $4200 The Treasure Remembered oil 11x14 $3800 The Jewel oil 10x8 $2800 The Key to the Lock oil 8x6 $2000 Sheltered oil 9x12 $3000 Whooo has the Key? oil 24x20 $9800 The Perfect Gift oil 8x6 $1800 Abide oil 8x6 $2400 Secrets To Be Lost oil 24x16 $7800 Black-Headed Grosbeak oil 5.5x4 $800 Clark’s Nutcracker oil 4x5.5 $800 Tethered oil 8x6 $1800 Out of the Silence oil 12x6 $2800 Books Frequently Read oil 24x18 $9000 The Stolen Pearl oil 8x8 $2000 The Token Pearl oil 8x6 $1800 The Point of Observation oil 16x12 $4400


225 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico | 505.983.1434 www.meyergalleries.com | meyersfnm@aol.com

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Jhenna Quinn Lewis - "A Look Through" 2019 solo exhibition  

View painter Jhenna Quinn Lewis' 2019 exhibition of oil paintings. The opening reception for this show, "A Look Through", will be 5 to 7pm...

Jhenna Quinn Lewis - "A Look Through" 2019 solo exhibition  

View painter Jhenna Quinn Lewis' 2019 exhibition of oil paintings. The opening reception for this show, "A Look Through", will be 5 to 7pm...