EVOLVE: Paintings by Jeff Huntington
Reception - Sept 6, 2019 5-8pm
Annapolis Art Walk - Aug 15, 2019 5-8pm
Evolve: paintings by Jeff Huntington, the exhibition focuses on new works from Huntington’s Mask Series and an evolution of his development through representative figurative paintings from the Catalyst , Bliss Point and Unsettled Beauty series.
The exhibition includes contemporary portraiture in oil on panels or canvas as well as cut paper collage. Huntington’s powerful compositions pulsate with rich layered imagery, patterning and multiplicity, incorporating Jeff’s exploration of techniques he developed for monumentally scaled public art murals made using digitally cut templates, modern screen print techniques and aerosol spray paint. Exhibition images capture the faces of iconic characters that have caught Jeff’s attention including Heinrich Himmler and Madame Nhu.
Jeff’s work has been included in over eighty exhibitions nationally and internationally, but this is Huntington’s first gallery exhibition in Annapolis, where his studio and mural practice resides along with active non-profit organization - Future History Now.
On view during the exhibition will be a short film that documents a series of Murals created and directed by Jeff Huntington (aka Jahru) with partner Julia Gibb of organization Future History Now. FHN was formed in 2016 to transform communities through art, by engaging underserved youth. Jahru and FHN art projects can be seen in Panama, Brazil, Colombia, France, Philippines, India, Hawaii, and throughout the continental United States.
Jeff Huntington earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree in 1997 from the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1995 from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC. Huntington taught painting as an adjunct professor at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design / George Washington University from 2012 until 2016.