This exhibition round includes works by Jennie Cole which will be on view in the Second Floor Connector Gallery from June 19 – August 3 2019.
From the artist:
From an early age, I found myself inspired by the softness of the female form shown in the art nouveau works by Alphonse Mucha, as well as the crisp lineart and bright colors of comic artists in Japan. Revisiting these influences through the use of watercolor and recycled wood, Dreamscapes: Ethereal Women captures the flow of line and the soft vibrancy of color that have inspired me for years. I chose to use recycled wood as my canvas for this series to bring extra beautiful lines and texture to the pieces, while the use of watercolor helps highlight the natural beauty of the wood’s grain.
As an artist and storyteller, I want to engage the viewer in my tales. Dreamscapes: Ethereal Women features various women in different, mystical landscapes, rife with symbolism and individual emotion. Rather than define the magic these women possess, I would like to invite the viewer to reflect upon their own imagination as each piece is explored and to create their own stories for the images they see today.
About the artist:
Jennie Cole was born in Daphne, Alabama and attended the University of Montevallo, receiving a B.S. in Art in 2012. She moved to Birmingham, and met Bruce Caudle, who is co-partner over the studio Vulcan’s Forge Studios. They traveled the country for three years attending various conventions, selling their studios work in artist alleys from Wisconsin to Washington D.C., and everywhere in between. She has designed countless characters for various private collectors across the country over the last few years. She is part of various artist guilds, a large group of international illustrators, as well as a local comic and illustration guild in Birmingham, Alabama. Her works have been featured several times on the rapidly growing show, Critical Role (a dungeons and dragons show) She recently opened a studio at Lowe Mill, at Studio 110, to sell her various works. Currently she is working on a sub artist studio, under Vulcan’s Forge Studios, called Sugar Possum. This new endeavor is a push on her current style, and is quickly growing. To see more of her works you can view them at instagram.com/vulcansforgestudios