The Kingston Gallery is hosting an opening reception today Friday, March 3 for Reflections of Power, an exhibit by the Kingston Gallery 2016 Emerging Artist, Lavaughan Jenkins. The opening reception will be held in the Center Gallery, from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm.
Utilizing a wide range of tools, including brushes, palette knives, and even syringes, Jenkins delves into the materiality of paint in his Reflections of Power series, creating diverse mark-making with pigment and wax. The figures in this series emerge from a surface built up, scraped, and added to, simultaneously concealing and revealing, that which is substantial. With a nod to art historical and literary influences, themes of memory and personal history, solitude and intimacy are intertwined throughout his work, allowing figures and emotions to merge with or rub roughly against the world beyond the paintings.
Lavaughan Jenkins is a painter, printmaker and sculptor and is the 2016/17 Emerging Artist at Kingston Gallery in Boston, MA. He holds a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and has exhibited his work widely in venues such as Gallery Kayafas, Lens Gallery, and the Arts Research Collaborative Gallery, all in Boston, MA as well as at the Oasis and 666 galleries in Beijing, China. Jenkins is the recipient of the Blanche E. Colman Award and the Rob Moore Grant in Painting. Lavaughan Jenkins was raised in Pensacola, Florida and currently creates his work in Boston, MA.
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