Read the original article from The Sacramento Bee by Victoria Dalkey. First, there’s the guy in the top hat, bathrobe and joke X-ray specs. Then there’s the guy dressed as Baby New Read more
Read the original article from Square Cylinder by Julia Couzens. Spiky, bulbous, dumb, and perverse, Robert Ortbal’s sculptures exist in a realm between painting and sculpture. Ambitious in scope, their impact comes Read more
Read the original article on The Sacramento Bee by Victoria Dalkey. Keeping an eye on the up-and-coming has been a tradition at JayJay. Scouting out new talent at area graduate schools, JayJay’s Read more
Read the original article on Squarecylinder by David Olivant. Eleanor Wood’s austere, elegant works on paper continue to develop at a measured, incremental pace, typical of much minimalist-inflected abstraction, and as Read more
Read the original article on The Sacramento Bee’s Art Review by Victoria Dalkey. ‘Misc,” the title of Trent Burkett’s show of sculptures at JayJay, stands for miscellaneous, a word he defines Read more
Dean DeCocker & Peter Wayne Lewis @ JayJay JAYJAY’s current shows Dean DeCocker: Specific to the Pacific and Peter Wayne Lewis: Temporal Paintings were reviewed this week on Squarecylinder.com. You can read the article Read more
David Wetzl @ JayJay Read the full article on Square Cylinder, published 4 January 2015. A widely shared expectation for artists is that they reflect the historical moment they inhabit. Wetzl accepts that Read more
Featured piece: Untitled, by Jane Callister.
Drips rise in the world that Callister presents the viewer in her painting on paper, Untitled. Our eyes are first dropped into an isolated island or in other words; a vacuum world. This is not just in the composition’s central isolation but in the way that the domain which is closed off by empty space, stretches itself out on the paper. The ink is pulled up vertically like water that defies gravity and is sucked up into the atmosphere. Behind them, soft rounded warm gray forms sit in the background, they are gentle and stabilizing. Drips reach out diagonally to the bottom portion of the work, and then make a hard right turn forming a connected yet disjointed grid, allowing the viewer to understand where everything sits in space. Off to the right the material rumbles and travels like a liquid avalanche. To the left a different personality occurs, calm, still, and serene.
Amidst all this activity a bright red and comforting green sit quietly without movement. It is underlined with a strip of white, and this form becomes a vessel. There is warmth here that does not occur anywhere else and it rests confidently and unmoved.
For a closer look at Untitled, as well as other works on paper by Callister, visit JAYJAY, Wednesday – Friday 11-4.
5524 B Elvas Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95819
Gallery Hours 11am-4pm or by appointment