In Superstition, Nicole Longnecker Gallery features the work of by Houston artist John Jenkins. His colorful acrylic paintings are created using an aleatoric process that forges random visual elements, detached from their normal position or function, into new uses. This group of work is being shown for the first time.
Jenkins, a Texas native, makes paintings and conceptual artworks. By experimenting with an aleatoric process, Jenkins formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind his seemingly random works. This thought process, which is highly subjective and unfiltered in their references to popular culture and mysticism, is revealed is his body of work.
Jenkins was a finalist for the 2009 and 2010 Hunting Art Prize. His brightly colored acrylic paintings and conceptual sculptures have been shown as far abroad as Frankfurt, Germany and grace many private collections. He currently lives and works in Houston.
The opening reception is on July 12, 5-8 p.m. An artist talk will be held on July 19, 2-5 p.m. The exhibition is on view through Aug. 9.