BLOG Submission for October and November, 20
We are excited to have for our October and November exhibit paintings by Jesse Reno, an award winning Portland artist.
He brings to Seattle his contemporary primitive abstract narrative style in a
series that will surely delight and please viewers. Here is what Jesse writes about this exhibit:
like everything in life, a throne is what you make it. we are taught to dream of a day where we
relax like retired kings -- rare even for those who strive for greatness within themselves. The true
throne -- the place you wish for -- is uninterrupted. a place in your life where you are satisfied -- your
accomplishments leaving you full.
the throne is creating in a way that is both driven and relaxed, allowing finish to arrive.
personal satisfaction is the reward. standing, sitting, observing when i am imagining the throne. i still
dream of it even though i have little use for it.
A self taught artist, Jesse has been painting for the last 21 years, showing in over 100 galleries,
creating over 4000 pieces, and selling almost 90% of his works. He has held workshops in Australia,
Canada, Mexico and 10 states in the US, and has been commissioned to create several murals in the
US and Canada.
He describes his paintings as contemporary primitive abstract narrative:
Contemporary primitive as searching for understanding through introspection, seeking a basic
wisdom of things based on connection to one’s ideas, ideals, and dreams.
Abstract narrative becomes a visual narrative derived from the interpretation of creations
made up of intuitive actions manifesting as abstract shapes, forms and emotions a process without
preconceived plans – thoughts and feelings following one after the other to become an idea.
We are planning to have Jesse do demos at our reception on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. All COVID-19 requirements will be observed.