Exhibit by: Jill Gordon
April 4, 2011 – May 6, 2011
Images and Inspirations includes approximately 25 warm, colorful paintings. In abstract landscapes and figurative African scenes, Gordon tells a story, usually about the relationship between people and their environment. She invites viewers to come to their own conclusions. Gordon comments, “The literary imagery which punctuates this exhibit is about the same subjects I found compelled to paint. The difference is the medium. The subjects are the same. For instance, when making the African-themed paintings I realized that I share with Barbara Kingsolver, an affinity for the Congolese women she writes about in her book, The Poisonwood Bible. Her colorful descriptions of these women capture their dignity and courage with a sweet, often humorous tone.”
Jill Gordon is a resident of Westport and a graduate of the University of Connecticut. Gordon has studied at The School of Visual Arts in New York, The Silvermine Art Guild in New Canaan, Connecticut, Great River Arts in Vermont and with Arlene Skutch and Claudia Mengel, both well known Westport artists and teachers. Ms. Gordon has exhibited in many shows of note, among them: the annual Westport Downtown Art Show, The Ridgefield Guild of Artists show juried by John Russell of the New York Times; Rockwell Galleries in Wilton and Westport; The Stuart Collection in Martha’s Vineyard; The Nature Center of Westport; The Pequot Library in Southport; The Westport Arts Center; the Westport Historical Society; and The Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan. Her work is in private collections throughout New England, New York and Florida.