"On a Hard Journey Home, I Came Upon Some Cheer"
Redbud West Gallery
May 1 - August 29, 2021
Saturday, May 1, 2021
12pm to 9pm
"Redbud Gallery is proud to announce the latest work of Houston's iconic artist, Mary Jenewein. This collection consists of rarely seen work of this master. I have known her for over 30 years and her work has flourished during this time. The viewer is in for an exciting sensory experience." - Gus Kopriva, Redbud Gallery Owner
Through these years of making art (paintings, sculptures, collages, and any other medium I could try), I have made boxes. The box gave me the form to hold my content. It is small, confined, claustrophobic. The screens are another layer of imprisonment, but they attempt to invite you inside.
My mother quoted Clifford Odets to me, “We are living in a time when new art should shoot bullets.” My boxes are of such a time, our time. They are what I see, read, and hear: child labor, torture, tyranny, oppression of women, and much more. I don’t have enough time to make all the boxes.
Every artist has something stuck in her craw. She coughs and coughs and sometimes it comes out.
View the exhibition, read Mary Jenewein's artist statement, and read the gallery director's statement about her work.
Click on the image below to page through the catalog: