JENNIFER JOINER We Are a Part of Something
Rebecca Gallery, Toronto | June 2019
Reception: Thursday, May 30 5-7 pm
Closing date: June 29, 2019
Jennifer Joiner is a Toronto artist practicing since the 1990s who studied full-time for several years in the early 90s in the Visual Arts Department at York University after two part time years at the Toronto School of Art. She has an Honours BA in English (1980) and graduate studies in English Literature from the University of Toronto. She worked as a teacher of English until 2010 at York University, Seneca and George Brown College
and in acquisitions for publishing houses in the 1980s. She has been a full-time painter in the last decade, now from a studio in south Etobicoke.
She has shown in solo and group shows in Toronto, Guelph and Salt Spring Island up through this year.
“We Are a Part of Something”
The abstract paintings in this show are a creation of geometric patterns from both chance and order, of luminous plays of colour, and a softness
of focus that describe ‘no place,’ nothing, and yet reveal an abstracted place in the midst of our reality. We desire to shape and order all that
we know and believe but, in the end, this is a futility and impossibility except to understand that “we are a part of something’ that is connected
to the world.