Disparate Visions at JayJay By Victoria Dalkey Bee Art Correspondent Published: Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 – 12:00 am Both are abstract painters, but that’s where the similarities between Mark Emerson Read more
Submerge Magazine: Issue 159 (April 7 – April 21, 2014)
Michael Sarich’s visual diaries at JayJay By Victoria Dalkey Bee Art Correspondent Published: Thursday, Apr. 3, 2014 – 4:00 pm Mickey Mouse, the Wal-Mart Smiley Face, the Devil Girl Tattoo, Read more
David Wetzl @ JayJay A widely shared expectation for artists is that they reflect the historical moment they inhabit. But for painter David Wetzl that’s never been enough. Wetzl accepts Read more
Consciousness as colorful art By Victoria Dalkey Bee Art Correspondent Published: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 – 6:23 pm David Wetzl is one of the most intriguing artists to have emerged Read more
By Victoria Dalkey Bee Art Correspondent Published: Friday, November 29, 2013 Joan Moment and Roger Berry, two of Sacramento’s top abstractionists, share the space at JayJay this holiday season. Moment Read more
A Moment in Time By Marc Weidenbaum Published in October/November Issue Sactown Magazine Artist Joan Moment reflects on an upcoming Sacramento exhibit and six decades of adventurous art, including landing Read more
Michael Stevens and Suzanne Adan @ JAYJAY By David Roth Published Oct. 13, 2013 SquareCylinder.com If you’ve ever been betrayed, double-crossed, disappointed or threatened with violence, chances are Michael Stevens Read more
Victoria Dalkey: At JayJay, a marriage of the eccentric narrative art By Victoria Dalkey Bee Art Correspondent Published: Thursday, Sep. 26, 2013 – 12:00 am Adan’s “Sugar Daddy” juxtaposes paint-by-number paintings of Read more
Victoria Dalkey: Exciting show by Robert Ortbal at Jay Jay Gallery By Victoria Dalkey Bee Art Correspondent Published: Friday, Apr. 5, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 10TICKET Last Modified: Saturday, 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