Jane Booth: The Pond in the Field

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JANE BOOTH THE POND IN THE FIELD

SHERRY LEEDY CONTEMPORARY ART



JANE BOOTH THE POND IN THE FIELD April 2 - May 22, 2021

SHERRY LEEDY CONTEMPORARY ART 2004 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO 64108 816.221.2626 | sherryleedy.com Catalog design, Allison King Photo credit, E.G. Schempf Cover image, Seventh Voyage


Installation images by E.G. Schempf


The Pond in the Field I start each morning in the studio, sitting on a sofa looking out big glass doors to the southeast, overlooking a field of mixed grasses with a small spring fed pond in the center. The pond is a constant, but different every day. Sometimes the wind blows across, rippling the water. When it’s still, the water is reflective. It freezes, sparkles in the sun and thaws. Eagles fly over nearly every winter day. In March a cacophony of migrating blackbirds come in droves, migrating, looking for food, landing on the cattails that surround the pond. Ducks land in droves in the evenings. Many deer come across nearly always west to east, a hawk family hunts every day. The field greens up, frogs start singing, an occasional coyote passes by. In late summer the prairie grasses rise and begin to turn, sunflowers bloom, winds shift, migrations begin again. In this way, all of my work emerges from the pond in the field. -Jane Booth, 2021 At the beginning of 2020, Jane Booth opened Instinct, a stunning exhibition of mostly large-scale paintings at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Sedalia, MO. Independent curator and past Director of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, MO, Barbara O’Brien wrote an insightful and thoughtful essay on the show, Falling-away Spaces. Then the pandemic shut everything down. Booth’s show remained up in the museum throughout the year in a stunning, silent, almost sacred, space and publication plans for the essay evaporated. The Pond in the Field showcases stunning paintings that were debuted in the Daum exhibition supported by new work, done during this most strange of all years, inspired and sustained by Booth’s muse - the land, sky and water that surround her. In addition, in a cooperative collaboration made possible by the artist, Barbara O’Brien and designer, Claudia Marchand, the long awaited catalog has been published and will be available at the gallery. Jane Booth’s paintings are in public collections throughout the country including: Kansas University Hospital, Kansas City, MO; Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cisco Systems, H& R Block World Headquarters and Hilton Hotels as well as the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO.



Apothecary, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 70.75” x 78”



By the Light of the Moon, 2018, acrylic, water soluble pastel, spray paint on canvas, 66” x 146”



Installation images by E.G. Schempf



Palimpsest - Pollen, diptych, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 53” x 73”



Palimpsest - Oasis, diptych, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 68” x 72”



Installation images by E.G. Schempf



Swan Series - Kabir, 2018, acrylic, water soluble pastel, pencil on canvas, 52” x 73”



Cat Dreams, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 18” x 54”



Finding Sand Dollars Under Clouds, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 78” x 88”



Fox Walk, diptych, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 58” x 94”



Seventh Voyage, 2018, acrylic, water soluble pastel on canvas, 85.5” x 67”



Installation images by E.G. Schempf



Sunday Afternoon, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 56” x 54”



Orientation, 2018, acrylic, house paint, pencil, water soluble pastel on canvas, 56” x 46”



Botan Triptych, 2018, acrylic, water soluble patel on canvas, 48” x 86”



Installation images by E.G. Schempf


Breezy III, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 26” x 40”


Breezy II, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 26” x 40”



Philomene’s Courtyard, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 53” x 73”



Joplin, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 54” x 42”



Rhythm and Form - Assimilate, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 36.75” x 25.5”


Rhythm and Form - Jun, 2020, sumi ink, paint stick, acrylic on paper, 18” x 23.5” Rhythm and Form - Theory, 2020, sumi ink, paint stick, acrylic on paper, 18” x 23.5”


Rhythm and Form - Oehlen, 2020, sumi ink, paint stick, acrylic on paper, 18” x 23.5”


JANE BOOTH CV 2021 MUSEUM COLLECTIONS: Albrecht-Kemper Museum, St. Joe, MO Marianna Kistler Beach Museum, Manhattan, KS Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS: Blue Cross/Blue Shield Cisco Systems Inc. Emprise Bank Fleishmann-Hillard, Intl. Communications H&R Block World Headquarters Hilton Hotels Corporation Kansas University Heart Hospital Polsinelli Inc. National Indemnity Company University of Kansas Business School SOLO AND FEATURED EXHIBITIONS: 2020 Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO 2019 Anderson O’Brien Fine Art, Omaha, NE 2019 Mobank Billboards, Kansas City, MO 2018 Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA 2018 Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO 2018 Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO 2016 Anderson O’Brien Fine Art, Omaha, NE 2016 Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO 2015 Anderson O’Brien Fine Art, Omaha, NE 2013 Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art 2012 Albrecht-Kemper Museum, St. Joe, MO 2008 Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO 2003-2006 Hallar Gallery, Kansas City, MO 2004 State Capitol Building, Governor K. Sebelius, Topeka, KS SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2020 Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO 2020 Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO 2019 Cerbera Gallery, Kansas City, MO 2019 Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO 2019 Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO 2018 Kansas City Artist’s Coalition, Kansas City, MO 2017 Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO 2017 Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA 2018 Anderson O’Brien Fine Art, Omaha, NE 2017 Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO 2016 Marianna Kistler Beach Museum 2016 Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO 2016 Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA


2015 Kansas City Collection, Kansas City, MO 2015 Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA 2015 Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO 2015 Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS 2014 Anderson O’Brien Fine Art, Omaha, NE 2013 Anderson O’Brien Fine Art, Omaha, NE 2012 Leedy Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, MO 2011 Sherry Leedy Gallery Invitational, Kansas City, MO 2010 Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS 2007-09 Kansas Masters Exhibit, Manhattan, KS 2006 Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS 2005 Juried, Douglass Freed, River Market Regional Exhibition, KC, MO 2002 The Jayne Gallery, Kansas City, MO




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