Artist & Writer: Jenna Meyers
(This is a running blog of some of my recent work)
About My Work:
Last month I painted my friend Scooby. The week before she sat for me I had participated in one of her video projects. She wanted to eat cake out of my ass crack. It was later turned into a dub step splintered video. In exchange she promised to sit for me. She schlepped down, her legs apart, I was painting her bright bush. I couldn’t paint her face because she kept moving.
I am a South African painter who works in figurative abstraction. I received a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Tyler School of Art: Temple University. I will receive an MFA in Painting and Drawing from Concordia University in late 2013. My thesis research includes queer phenomenology, social-domestic representation, and the historical representation of gender in painting. My work has been exhibited in artist run centres and commercial galleries in the United States & Canada. In both my life and my work, I balance a conceptual framework of transformative principles of identity within the practices of everyday life, creating paintings as multiple pathways to engaging and accepting diverse possibilities of person and place.