JENNIFER PAZIENZA / KESWICK RIDGE, NB
Pixelated images appear in nanoseconds. Superhuman art installations challenge market economies. Still, Jennifer maintains an old-fashioned affair with oil paint. Drawn from traditions of the past, yet wholly rooted in the present, her paintings relieve us from the non-stop visual onslaught of contemporary life. Love, longing, and the fluidity of time shape Jennifer’s poetic landscapes as does her 35-year exploration of working with a limited colourist palette. A student of the ephemeral; of truth and beauty, of light and place and home she paints to remember, to understand—to dissolve dualities and ease tensions.
Dr. Pazienza’s resume includes scholarly activities in art education, awards, and accolades. Her exhibition record includes shows in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Italy. Most recently, her work was selected for Art Theorema #3, 2022 in Treviso curated by Francesca Valente for the Luciano Benneton Collection. Her work is represented in public, private and corporate collections in North America and Europe. Summer Skies, 2010, resides in the Beaverbrook Art Gallery permanent collection.
Jennifer paints from her home studio on Keswick Ridge where she lives with Gerry Clarke and their dog Mela.