Read the original article from The Sacramento Bee by Victoria Dalkey. How do you explain a woman named Maria? Born Barbara Pincus in 1928 in Brooklyn, she was a petite, dark-haired dynamo Read more
Read the original article from The Sacramento Bee by Victoria Dalkey. Come September, JayJay, one of Sacramento’s most highly regarded galleries, will undergo a paradigm shift. When the gallery celebrates its 15th Read more
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
Mark Emerson + Tom Leaver @ JayJay Posted on Square Cylinder on 10 October 2014. Over the past three decades Mark Emerson has refined a practice of combining bold colors and Read more
Featured piece: The Secret We Keep, by SR Jones
Two long and narrow bands of rectangular forms run parallel down the center of the composition. Their movement is indefinite as they frame a small structure, and the body of a woman. Abstracted, and unknown, they act as the perfect impetus to transport the viewer into S.R Jones mixed media collage, The Secret We Keep.
A figure waits patiently in the entrance of the structure. Half of her body is defined by a medical drawing that visually describes the human vascular system. She is painted with soft warm hues that are delicate, personal, and vulnerable. The palms of her hands are open and facing the viewer. This is the most beautiful and disarming moment in the piece as it expresses a gestural truthfulness that is felt.
The outer edges of the work are symmetrically defined by floral kaleidoscopes that become vascular beds, which feed the viewer a breath of oxygen, and pumps blood to the center of the work. Foliage and vines climb up the face of building, and saturated yellow billows upward into the sky. The yellow appears to be flowers that rise out of the boundaries of a collaged window. These flowers are a testament to the spiritual truth that one thing can become many things, as they unfold into a reflective light that is successively passed from the sky, to cascade down the figures body where it finds its most evident moment over the figures heart.
For a closer look at The Secret We Keep, as well as other works by Jones, visit JAYJAY, Wednesday – Friday 11-4.
5524 B Elvas Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95819
Gallery Hours 11am-4pm or by appointment