FLow and FLux
solo exhibition by Jeffrey Andrade Hemming
There is a balance I find in the act of painting, an elusive consistency that is both intriguing and complex. My process is responsive and while my paintings have a start and end point, the discovery of these points is always varied. I am influenced by a world in constant change. The condition of impermanence has a great effect on my work. These recent paintings are inspired by the transient chaos of change, the ability to adapt, and the fleeting need for balance.
Jeff is an maximalist painter from the Bay Area. His paintings delve into a flux of chaos, harmony, technology, abundance, and waste all at once. The concepts behind his work come from our everyday associations with things being constructed and neglected including physical elements like buildings and landscapes to the more enigmatic such as cultural traditions, memory, and social structure. His paintings balance somewhere between origins and entropy. There is an organized chaotic feel to his work painted into a labyrinth of color. There are also strong environmental and technological undertones to his paintings. The finished work becomes a source of visual stimulation
surveying the relationship between society and our ever changing surroundings.
Artist Reception: Friday October 3rd, 7–11pm
part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk in downtown SJ
Exhibition dates: October 3–31, 2014
88 South Fourth Street (@ San Fernando)
San Jose, CA 95112
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, noon -7pm