The Heart Will Not Hide
Paintings by Jolyn FryMay 5th - 28th, 2009
About the Show:
“Bloodline: a women’s story is a body of work in progress. A study of self and humanity inspired by my own life and story. I attempt to begin each painting with an empty mind. Focusing on my internal system I allow my body and hand movements to mimic attitude and experience. My color palette, the application of paint, and compositional decisions are chosen moment to moment in a feeling bound process. Each story, shape, figure arises from my subconscious. The allowance of each image stems from an abandonment of my mind self. This occurs as I lend my body and consciousness to something much bigger, stronger and purer than I can comprehend. It is with these feelings of inspiration in hand that I give myself humbly to my own guidance and will less understanding. The results of this study have become a storyline of paintings reflecting my experience of being a woman in present day time, a child in the past, and a human being with an ancestral linage that is both extensive and world based.
It is my hope that through the sharing and exposure of this process that I will inspire in others a sense of awareness that will support and lend them insight as they travel on their own paths of personal healing and growth.”
~ Jolyn Fry
About the Artist:
Jolyn Fry was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania May 22 of 1972. Her parents were tobacco farmers, and she and her younger siblings spent much of their childhood exploring and working on their 89 acre farm. Jolyn showed a passion for art from an early age on and her family encouraged her to pursue her creative interests. After graduating from Penn Manor High School she attended Pennsylvania School of Art and Design in downtown Lancaster City. She graduated with honors in 1996. In February of 1997 she packed all of her belongings into her station wagon and drove cross country to Portland, Oregon . She currently works as an artist and teacher at Radius Community Art Studio on SE Morrison Street, and lives in Southeast Portland with her partner, Miles Uchida, and their children, Sorrel and Hazel.
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