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: Central Park, New York City Sky No.3, by Stuart Allen.
The composition is composed of 9 pixels. The only colors that the work relies on are varying shades of grey. Grey is one the most elusive colors because it can be seen as the most flat and neutral tone. This is an inspection that occurs on the surface. We want to believe that minimalist art exists somewhere on the exterior. What we see is what we get, and with that said it is presumed that the reading of the work offers an instantaneous and immediate delivery. As with most things nothing is truly what it seems. When we as viewers clear out any baggage that is brought to the work, we are able to articulate visual art with a brand new set of eyes.
The optical restart button is pushed, and nine squares of grey reveal ulterior worlds that exist beyond what we once believed were obvious. No color is ever particularly true to itself, and the color grey is no exception. When we meditate on this piece, what seems flat and cold, presents warmth that radiates on the color’s surface. Our eyes dash in between each iteration, as it is almost entirely impossible to focus on a single square. The eye attaches itself to numerous patterns that filter in and out of connectivity; defined by subtle differences, they defy preconceived notions. Through simplicity, we are able to view the work from the inside out; an introduction to a barrage of possibilities.
For a closer look at, Central Park, New York City Sky No.3, as well as other works by Allen, visit JAYJAY, Wednesday – Friday 11-4.
5524 B Elvas Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95819
Gallery Hours 11am-4pm or by appointment