Monday, August 11, 2008

a color school tissue mosaicist turns attention to acrylics: bryan jernigan

Acclaimed Artist Bryan Jernigan "stopped by" the other day to let Washington DC-based Shauna Lee Lange Arts Advisory know that he's been working in a new medium - acrylic on unprimed canvas. Century 21 Gallery in Rosslyn (1711 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington) embraced the work in their show, "Dog Days of Summer," which runs through the end of August.

Approximately 14 of Jernigan's ( older works, his tissue piece mosaics (previously featured on this site), are currently hanging in the Arlington County Circuit Court Judicial Chambers near Courthouse Metro and he has a couple of small works at Cassatt's Cafe and Gallery on Lee Highway, along with a handful of pieces at the BB&T Bank on Columbia Pike in South Arlington.

Jernigan's a rising star in the resurgence of the Washington Color School theory. He's another example of a very talented artist who is balancing the demands of a full time job, a family, and the challenges of marketing art works while producing at the same time. If that weren't enough, he's also teaching a Color Field class on Wednesday nights at the Dominion Hills Area Recreation Association on Wilson Boulevard beginning in October. You can see the course description here:

Featured works by the artist are Exuberance II; Rain on the Grass I; and ZygoteI.