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Jamie Kaplowitz Gibbons

Oil paint on reclaimed materials


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Liminal Spaces I
oil paint on reclaimed cabinet door



Artist's Statement:

When I was little I was regularly reprimanded for sculpting my mashed potatoes instead of eating them. Now I sculpt paint, spreading it thick with a palette knife. Saturated, juicy textures call out to me – the smooth surface from the knife, the layering of sumptuous earth tones, the empty spaces where character shows through.

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I’m drawn to surfaces weathered by years of wind, rain, sun, salt, and stories. Forgotten pieces in the grass and sand and salvaged from discard piles get added to the ever-growing “I could paint on this” collection that is slowly taking over my Boston-area apartment.

 

I am 60% daydreaming of late afternoon sun, 30% calm of the quiet in my studio, and 10% strong coffee.


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Last Glance Before Home
oil paint on reclaimed window



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All I Need
oil paint on reclaimed cabinet door




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