New work from Jennifer Duncan and other Premier Associate members
February 28 through March 23, 2024
Artist Reception: Saturday, March 9th, from 3 - 6 p.m.
Closing Reception: Saturday, March 23rd, from 3 - 6 p.m.
First Friday ArtWalk Dupont: Friday, March 1st, from 6 - 8 p.m.
For more information go to: StudioGalleryDC
The tumbleweed (Russian Thistle) was first identified in South Dakota in 1870. It had been brought to this country from Russia by accident in a sack of flax seed. It took just 30 years to tumble and spread seeds from coast to coast, taking hold and becoming invasive all across the country.
I first noticed tumbleweeds on the banks of the Potomac in Southern Maryland several years ago, and I began to draw their captivating shape. Since then, I have drawn and painted the intriguing skeletal shrub dozens of times, using a variety of techniques and materials.
Repetition of selected forms has long been the foundation of my artist practice. Layering the silhouette of the plants and utilizing the intertwining branches to provide pattern and visual texture, has helped provided me with a framework for exploration and improvisation.