2018 The Focus and the Fray
Installation photo credit: Andre Beneteau
Photography Credit: Jeanette Luchese
Solo Exhibition, Regional Public Gallery,
November 15th, to December 10, 2018
Opening Reception: November 15, 2018 7 pm.
Curator Sarah Elizebeth Leonard
and curatorial assistant Cory Van Der Vliet.
Campus Gallery, Helen and Arch Brown
SDVA Georgian College, Barrie, ON, Canada
As each moment slides into the next, there are images and ideas that the mind will focus on. We are not designed to see everything at once. So, while the mind holds a focus, the rest of existence will reside in a fuzzy periphery that is the fray.
Jeanette Luchese’s work captures this sensation creating an impression of the space she inhabits in the moment. She draws, paints and sculpts each piece to a place where process itself is blurred and the viewer is left without anything concrete to ground themselves in. Creating intuitively with no preconceived intentions, she allows one mark to lead to another. The fluid meandering discourse, fueled by thoughts and experiences, ultimately finds within itself a significant parallel. Luchese’s work captures the fray that surrounds the periphery of a focus- – illustrated through lines, shapes and colour, new realms reveal themselves to the viewer and artist alike.
The work in this series reminds us of the possibility of a collective unconscious. Parallels are easily drawn to familiarities we’ve seen and felt. The work twirls inside of the liminal bubble where expression and communication meet in continuous lines of unlimited form, as though a snapshot was taken before the form had a chance to shift and slip away.
~ Curator, Sarah Leonard, November 2018