Meet Me in the Dark, Meet Me in the Shadows

by Jennifer Reed

About the Artist

Jennifer Reed is a recent graduate of Daemen College. When she was at Westmoreland High School, where she graduated Saolutatorian, she took advantage of electic art classes. At Daemen College, Jennifer studies painting--her greatest love in the art world, as well as art history, drawing, and some graphic design. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in Art painting specialization and a minor in business administration. She feels that artists should be diverse and lifelong learners, as all forms of information can be used in one's artwork. She is currently making plans to attend graduate school to earn an MFA in studio painting. Jennifer hopes to one day be a professor of painting and to influence the artists of generations to come. 

Contact information: Jennifer L. Reed, 5059 Westmoreland Rd., Whitesboro, NY 13492. Email: tigger_me_fun@yahoo.com.

Artist's Statement

Womanhood is a beautiful thing. We are beautiful but also intelligent, graceful yet strong, underestimated and overlooked but unforgettable. We may be hurt or subjugated, but we are never broken.

It was with this in the back of my mind that I began to paint this semester. No matter what the physical manifestation, life circumstances, or spirit wihin, the form of woman is a beautiful thing. In my paintings, I have explored that form through abstraction and color. I also worked with the ideas of icon, mystery, and ambiguity. It is my hope that each viewer will bring a part of themselves to my paintings. It is my intention that each person will bring to, leave with, and get out of my work whatever it is that they need.

This series has been a work of love for both painting and the female form. The year I worked on this paintings was a time of great growth and healing for me. Thank you.

Images

 Contemplations on a Cross Contemplations on a Cross

How Do You Hurt Me
How Do You Hurt Me

I'm Alright, It Only Hurts When I Breathe
I'm Alright, It Only Hurts When I Breathe

Lost in Dreams
Lost in Dreams

Where I May Go Where I May Go

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