Drawings and Paintings
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.
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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