Jessica Simorte: Thank You For Coming
Galleri Urbane Dallas March 28 – May 9, 2015
Galleri Urbane proudly presents Thank You For Coming, the first solo exhibition in Dallas for new gallery artist Jessica Simorte, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 28th from 6-8:30 PM. Through her newest paintings and works on paper, Simorte presents an ongoing examination of how art making can serve as a mode of place making. Space becomes place when human beings form relationships with a location and endow it with value, and it’s this connection that generates her paintings and drawings.
Shapes, objects, and interior landscapes fill these works, often abstracted or simplified beyond recognition. Making with a strong sense of urgency and intuition allows for a sort of call-and-response for unexpected outcomes, resulting in work that feels both highly considered, and largely intuitive. Horizontal modes of working allows each piece to generate the next, resulting in clusters of work that quote each other. Often, these paintings and drawings are exhibited in these groupings. By looking at interiors through the filter of materials and physicality, the work ultimately focuses on drawing and painting as a means of navigating physical and intangible places.
– – Simorte is currently based in Kansas City and recently received her MFA from the University of Cincinnati (DAAP) in the spring of 2014. She has exhibited locally, regionally and internationally, including The Painting Center in New York, NY, and many galleries throughout the Midwest. Jessica was chosen as one of ten national finalists for the 2014 Miami University Young Painters Competition for the William and Dorothy Yeck Award.
Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas 2277 Monitor St. Dallas, TX 75207 325-226-8015 www.galleriurbane.com