Jenna Gribbon 'Glaring Shade'
Jenna Gribbon 'Glaring Shade'
Jenna Gribbon 'Glaring Shade'

Jenna Gribbon 'Glaring Shade'

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Artist: Jenna Gribbon
Title: Glaring Shade 
Medium: Unique monoprint using etching and lithography inks, printed on Rives BFK bright white paper.
Size: 32.7in x 24.4in x 1.2in (Framed)
Edition: One of a Kind 
Year: 2023
Notes: Hand signed by the Artist. From a  series of 12 monotype prints drawing attention to the act of seeing, not just for the artist and viewer, but also for the subject. The variations of print motifs each draw attention to Scott’s eyes, created by unique manipulations of a printing plate and inks. In one scenario, Scott blocks a spotlight light with her hand, a nod to her performance background. In another, she protects herself with an eyepatch, surrounded by an imagined greenscape inspired by art historical scenes. This playful approach to printmaking allows the viewer to empathise with Scott’s experience of seeing, whilst simultaneously questioning what it is to be seen.

Artist Profile: Jenna Gribbon, an American contemporary artist, is celebrated for her paintings that tenderly capture moments involving her friends, son, and girlfriend in intimate portraits.

Biographical Details: Born in Knoxville, USA, in 1978, Gribbon currently resides and creates in the vibrant artistic landscape of Brooklyn, New York. Her artistic journey includes the attainment of an MFA from Hunter College. Gribbon's diverse body of work has been showcased in a variety of esteemed venues, including Tennis Elbow in New York (USA), Howard’s Gallery in Athens, Georgia (USA), Modern Love Club in New York (USA), Priska C. Juschka Fine Art in New York (USA), and Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica (USA).

Exploring Intimacy: In Gribbon's artistry, the paramount theme is intimacy, explored both implicitly and explicitly. She masterfully navigates her roles as a mother and her discovery of queerness in her depictions, capturing the profound moments of pure joie de vivre. Her work delves into the implications and responsibilities inherent in the act of observing, a concept she terms the "scopophilic feedback loop." Gribbon often employs photographs as the foundation of her creations, considering them as conduits through which memories are stored and experienced. Her art exudes a sexually provocative aura, characterized by lush, impressionistic brushstrokes. Through her compelling work, Gribbon challenges viewers to confront their own gaze and its implications.