Harmonies in Bloom: Jennifer JL Jones' 'Echoes of Elysium' at New River Fine Art


Harmonies in Bloom: A Review of Jennifer JL Jones' 'Echoes of Elysium' at New River Fine Art

In the hallowed silence of the gallery, "Echoes of Elysium", a new exhibition at New River Fine Art that opens on March 7, 2024, from 6 – 9 pm, breathes a subtle life, where Jennifer JL Jones unfurls a tapestry of florals and fauna. It's a journey from the concrete whispers of reality to the hush of realms unseen, a guiding of souls along a path less visible but deeply felt.

Art, that silent custodian of the human odyssey, articulates in a spectrum of hues and a caress of textures where language ends, weaving the intangible into a tapestry of visual sonnets. Here, amidst the stillness, Jones stands as a weaver of dreams, her artistry rooted firmly in the tangible while her spirit plays amongst the eternal. Her exhibition unfolds as a sacred pilgrimage through what lies behind the veil, a choreography with the intangible – each piece a gate to the realms beyond expression.

Jennifer JL Jones, Odyssey
Jennifer JL Jones, Odyssey

Upon these canvases, enigmas unfold, a fusion of what is seen and what is felt, what is lived and what is dreamed. In this sanctuary of art, the abstract blossoms are not confined to their visual form; they resonate with the silent dialogues of unspoken connections, the gentle maturation of the soul, the soft revealing of the self-woven into the very fabric of being.

The narrative within "Echoes of Elysium" is not proclaimed but whispered, an intimate dance of existences and essences. Shapes and tones blend to echo the heartbeat of the earth itself – a mirroring, a silhouette of the eternal ballet. The artist's hand, engaged in a conversation with the transient, beckons the onlooker to dwell in that liminal space that lingers between.

Jennifer JL Jones, Paran
Jennifer JL Jones, Paran

In “Paran,” a canvas where chaos courts beauty, a symphony of petals unfurls amidst the tempestuous dance of colors. Bold strokes of black and white weave through a vibrant tapestry, a floral frenzy where each hue sings in harmony yet stands proud in its own light. Here lies a secret garden of the soul, where blossoms of red, blue, orange, and yellow burst forth like embers from an artist's fervent heart. Shadows and light play hide and seek, crafting depth and emotion in a wild, impressionistic meadow. This is nature immortalized, not as it is, but as it is felt—a vibrant echo of Elysium in the passionate silence of the canvas.

Cailleach”, a 54 “x 64” painting on Baltic Birch Wood Panel portrays silvered petals, etched in moonlight, drift upon currents of ivory and charcoal, touched by the softest hints of celestial blue and gold. This is the quietude of dawn, a frozen bouquet suspended in the gentle grasp of awakening. Shadows and light interlace in a delicate waltz, their edges blurred, as if recalling the tender brush of snowflakes against the world's face. Amidst these ethereal blooms, the soul finds solace, a tranquil moment captured forever in the silent language of paint.

Jennifer JL Jones, Cailleach
Jennifer JL Jones, Cailleach

In many of the new works, the brushstrokes, layered like the many veils of memory and time, invite the spirit on an odyssey through the echoing halls of yesteryears and tomorrows. They celebrate the passage from the innocence of ignorance to the warmth of understanding, each layer a chronicle of the sweet and sorrowful road of growth.

At the core of "Echoes of Elysium" pulsates the enigma of connection – the silent tales woven in the delicate dance of luminosity and obscurity. In this place, the fleeting becomes timeless, the endless becomes momentary.

The art of Jones, a canvas where transcendence blooms, chants the sacred hymn of our innermost being, a summons to tread past the veils of the seen world. Each work, a vision cradled in the sigh of eternity, a ballet of shades and voids, encapsulates the tender touch of existence's transitory embrace.

The exhibition stands as a half-remembered sonnet, a siren's call to the depths of the spirit, where each stroke, each pigment, murmurs of the odysseys we embark upon, in solitude and togetherness, in the silent quest for our personal sanctuary of Elysium.

For more information on “ Echoes of Elysium” at New River Fine Art, visit www.newriverfineart.com or email info@newriverfineart.com .

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