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Jenny Kemp

July 11, 2020 - August 14, 2020

This exhibition is installed in the gallery and available for the public to view when we re-open on July 11, 2020. The exhibition runs through August 14, 2020.

For updates on our gallery hours please call 518-668-2616, ​or ​email laura@lakegeorgarts.org.

In place of an on-site gallery reception, LGAP hosted a Live Talk with Jenny Kempon July 11th,  recorded HERE.

Shelter, gouache, 15 x 11 inches, 2020.

Wadding, gouache, 15 x 11 inches, 2020.

Jenny Kemp’s 
vibrant abstract paintings, drawings and animations reflect phenomena of the natural world. Biomorphic forms are created through hand-painted parallel lines that weave through space. Through pattern repetition, overlapping shapes, interactions of contrasting colors, she creates an illusion of space and movement referencing nature, biology and human experience.

She says: “This body of work is a continued concentration on line and pattern and its ability to embody conduits for trains of thought. I create rhythmic spaces where compositions begin with a revelatory moment and grow into a reactionary process in which linear marks thread, converse and evolve into breathing forms with teeming energies. Housed within significant shapes that sometimes reference personal events and musings, these become visual manifestations of discovery, habitude, and human navigation.”

Whirlwind, gouache, 15 x 11 inches, 2020.

Jenny Kemp earned her BS in Art from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and MFA in Painting from the University at Albany. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country, most recently at Gold/Scopophilia* in Montclair, NJ and the Mandeville Gallery at Union College in Schenectady, NY. She has been featured in publications such as 100 Painters of Tomorrow published by Thames & Hudson, New American Paintings, The Huffington Post, Seattle’s City Arts, New York Times, and The New England Review. Kemp is also a recipient of a 2015 NYFA fellowship in painting and the 2015 Emerging Artist Award recipient from the Art Center of the Capital Region in Troy, NY. She sits on the board of Collar Works, an art space dedicated to the support of emerging and under-represented artists exhibiting challenging and culturally-relevant contemporary artworks in Troy, NY where she lives and works.

View a Checklist of works in the exhibition.
View Jenny Kemp’s video animation “In or Out.
View a brief slideshow of Jenny Kemp works at LGAP.
View Jenny Kemp Statement.
View Jenny Kemp Resume.

View LGAP’s  Talk with Jenny Kemp on July 11, 2020.
View a Short video of Jenny Kemp from PBS’s AHA! A House For Arts.

*The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George, NY. Regular gallery hours during exhibitions are Wednesday through Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 12 – 4 pm, and all other times by appointment. Gallery hours may change due to the COVID-19 health emergency.

We are committed to public safety within our UpState NY community and beyond, and want everybody to stay strong, safe, and healthy!

All entering our office and gallery space will need to wear a mask and will be asked to sign in with their name and two points of contact (email, address, and/or phone number). We will provide masks for those that need one, and provide hand sanitizing stations throughout our space.

Please double check our website, facebook page, or call to check our business hours, as they may change due to NYS guidelines related to Covid-19.

If you are a group larger than 10 people, please notify the gallery 24 hours in advance of your group visit.  These measures allow us time and space to prepare for physical distancing in the gallery for your safety, as well as for future visitors, and our staff.

Call us if you have any questions or concerns: 518.668.2616, or email laura@lakegeorgarts.org or tanya@lakegeorgearts.org.

This exhibition is funded in part by the Town and Village of Lake George; the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust; 518 Profiles; Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation, Stewart’s Shops and the Dake Family Foundations, and LGAP members.  Please Join us today!

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July 11, 2020
August 14, 2020
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Courthouse Gallery
1 Amherst St
Lake George, NY 12845 United States
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