Janet Bruce

  • Selected Works

    Shorelines: Glide, 2015.
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 18

    Shorelines: Lakeside Littoral, 2015.
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 18

    Shorelines: Lido, 2015.
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 18

    Shorelines: Looking Inward, 2015.
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 18

    Shorelines: New York Bight, 2015.
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 18

    Shorelines: Old and New, 2015.
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 18

  • Previous Exhbitions
  • Statement

    My paintings are a conversation about displacement and memory.

    Each piece is a dance between chaos and control, about fixing a gesture without losing the energy of that gesture. They start with a remembered experience of a place, a landscape, or an interior. Using forms within forms, inscribed lines, and large planar shifts, I explore the light, color, and structural relationships of an imagined space. I take pleasure in layering washes, weaving verticals and horizontals, scumbling, scraping, all the while being mindful of the overall composition.

    I paint to create visual statements that reverberate within.

  • Biography

    For three decades I have been exploring the intersection between abstract painting and landscape. My work has been shown across DC and Virginia, including exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (curated by William Christenberry), Second Street Gallery (Charlottesville), and a show at Riverviews Artspace juried by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts curator Robin Nicholson. My paintings are in a number of private and public collections, such as those of the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center (Charlottesville) and the Washington Gas Light Company.
    Currently, in New York city, I am working with Maurizio Pellegrin in the studio intensive program at the National Academy.