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Jeanette R. Durham

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   The subject of my drawings and oil paintings is abstracted from the natural world. Horizons, flocking birds, weather systems and    waterfalls give way to rocky crags, twilight and various whirlpools as metaphor for mental states. Picture 2

   The content remains constant as my work has always been concerned with movement flowing from a    center. Interactive movement among colors and shapes  within the work gives an overall cohesion or    sense of continuity.

   Recent solo shows include Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts 2004, Art Center at Old Forge, N.Y., 1998;  Herkimer County Community    College, N.Y., 1997; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1997; Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts, Little    Falls, N.Y., 1994; and Pleiades Gallery, N.Y.C., 1993.

   Work has been exhibited in many group shows throughout the northeast and has received awards    such as the "Meyerowitz Memorial Award for an American Theme" from the National Association of    Women Artists. Recipient of Special Opportunity Stipend grant from the New York Foundation for the    Arts, 1997. Articles about work include "Durham in Her Prime with a Hilly Place", Jonas Kover,    Observer Dispatch, October 10, 1997; "Artist Makes Her Mark from Van Hornesville", Herkimer    Evening Telegram, December 9, 1996; and "Discovering Art off the Beaten Path", Boston Globe,    November 15, 1984.

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