WELCOME TO YESTERDAY: a solo exhibition of works by Jennifer Ament
ZINC contemporary is pleased to introduce an upcoming solo exhibition, WELCOME TO YESTERDAY featuring new paintings by Seattle artist Jennifer Ament. Long known for her prints and more recently for her murals, Ament uses hard lines, a limited color palette and a limitless sense of humor (sometimes dark) to comment on society and the progress we are or are not making (especially as women).
Of the exhibition Ament states “My exhibit WELCOME TO YESTERDAY is a commentary on how our society is sliding backwards, an unwinding of progress, especially with women's rights. We construct stories of how life should go, a planned straight line of predefined actions that promise success and happiness. What we get is a series of ups and downs that are exacerbated by the pain and injustice apparent around us. But joy and hope are not lost; they are around us, in the time we enjoy with family, the laughter shared among friends, and the moments of normalcy that we take for granted.”
Ament’s acrylic paintings are revelations of herself, and ourselves, as bravely honest as they are wryly saucy. The simplicity of her pop art compositions is deceptive and arrives from a painstaking process of looking and revealing, drawing and editing, both within and outside the studio.
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