INTRODUCING

JEN CROWE

Jen Crowe is an abstract painter working in oil & cold wax. Her work focuses on ideas of emotional transition, passage of time and connection to place. 

JEN CROWE AND SELF CONTRAST

"My paintings are created without the use of brushes. Instead. I paint with squeegees. brayers and by applying paint to papers which is then transferred onto the panel. With a mixture of oils and cold wax I use paint in an extensive layering process to create a history on the panel."

"I focus on the use of color. texture and line. These elements portray depth through subtle shifts in transparency and shape. The varied layers aid in expressing a particular emotional limbo and the passage of time. I often scrape back into the many layers of wax and paint to reveal intricate details of color and the history of creating the work."

"Painting allows me to explore shifting emotional spaces that are based in personal experience. It's through the abstracting of thoughts and feelings that I hope to make the personal more universal."

PREVIOUS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

SUSAN MADDUX

Susan Maddux is a Los Angeles based Artist whose folded canvas works combine painting and sculpture into unique forms. She was born on the island of Oahu in Hawaii to a hapa Japanese-American family where she absorbed the influence of Japanese folk art traditions and Buddhist temples as well as the arts of Polynesia.

Susan Maddux. Title, 2022

SUSAN MADDUX AND SELF CONTRAST

Susan Maddux has a background in textile design and much like Self Contrast Designer Nataline Ngo, pulls her inspiration from her environment.

Her use of painted, dyed and folded fabric are what first attracted Nataline to Susans work.

The Two Designers use an intrinsic application of textiles, color , layering and construction that has procured a wonderful synergy between Fashion and Art.

Susan Maddux. Cliffside, 2022
INTERVIEW

SUSAN MADDUX

Learn more about our Artist in Residence, Los Angeles based artist Susan Maddux in our interview IG reel about her process and the vision behind her fabric sculptures. Give us a follow while you're there!

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