Eric Jacobsen-Turner Fine Art
A BRUSH WITH NATURE
July 9, 2018

June 11th - July 6th, 2018

HEART OF WONDER

Kathryn Mapes Turner
Jennifer L. Hoffman
Stephanie Revennaugh
Artists go to the heart of creativity - a sense of wonder and awe. Hoffman and Turner will present drawings and paintings that are beautifully paired with Revennaugh’s sculptures. All together, the artwork is an installation of freshness and inspiration.

Exhibition Overview

What is at the Heart of Wonder?

Jennifer Hoffman: As an artist, I am perpetually caught in a conundrum, compelled to capture impermanent and fleeting moments while being drawn to those moments specifically because they are so transient. The challenge is to distill the essence of that moment - to find the heart of that very complex feeling of inspiration, and translate it into two dimensions. For me, that search involves painting on location and in the studio; painting from life and from imagination. It involves experimentation with color, with pigment, with texture, with mark making and blending, with brushwork and finger smudges. It involves simplification. Using a variety of media including pastel and oil and cold wax, I hope to capture the elusive sense of wonder I feel in the natural world, and share it with my viewers. As John O'Donohue writes in his poem, For Presence, "May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven / around the heart of wonder."

Kathryn Mapes Turner: I am moved by the beauty of Nature as it provides those evanescent moments of inspiration and subjects which capture my curiosity and imagination. I then strive to distill this seed of inspiration to their essential, simplified elements. The results are compositions that are created with both a sense of disciplined refined technique and exploratory spontaneity. At the heart of wonder is the curiosity to explore presence. When we follow that thread it can only lead us to appreciation, which I feel is the motivation for each of my paintings. They are born out of a deep love for what I am experiencing in the Natural World.

Stephanie Revennaugh: I model form because it is the most natural way for me to express an idea or feeling. I model the horse because its form has been imprinted into my consciousness through long hours of interaction, focused observation and drawing. While I am fascinated with the beauty and elegance of equine design, it is the sensitive spirit of the horse that invites exploration of more abstract, deeper meanings.

As my work progresses I am interested in experimenting with unconventional materials and working on a larger scale. Master sculptors of the past such as Antoine-Louis Barye and Rembrandt Bugatti as well as contemporary artists Deborah Butterfield, George Carlson, and Dylan Lewis have influenced me to blend traditional and contemporary elements in a remix that is uniquely my own. The enduring form of the horse is the vehicle that connects my work to ancient history, modern life and on to a place in the future.

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News and Press

December 13, 2018
KHOL Small Works Show - Turner Fine Art - Jackson Hole, WY

SMALL WORKS SHOW
KHOL INTERVIEW

Turner Fine Art gallery owner and artist Kathryn Mapes Turner talks with Meg Daly on KHOL about what to expect in our Small Works Show and invites you to join us Friday, December 14th 5-7pm for our Delightful Art, Ugly Sweater Party.
October 9, 2018
Kathryn Mapes Turner - Turner Fine Art - Jackson, WY

AMERICAN MASTERS 2018
KATHRYN MAPES TURNER

Kathryn Mapes Turner joins the ranks of legendary artists in New York, NY We’re excited to announce that our own Kathryn Mapes Turner has been chosen to exhibit her artwork at the legendary Salmagundi Club as part of the 10th Anniversary of the American Masters Exhibition & Sale on view […]
June 15, 2018
Turner Fine Art Gallery - Jackson Hole Wyoming

BEHIND THE SCENES:
INSTALLING HEART OF WONDER

Have you ever wondered how an exhibition comes together? Sure, the artists spend countless hours perfecting in their studio, but how does it go from the easel to the gallery wall? The answer is this: installing an exhibition is simple mechanics, paired with chaos and a bit of magic.