NEW WORK BY JESSICA LANGLEY
July 2nd through August 8th
OPENING RECEPTION, Friday July 2nd, 6-9pm
Jessica Langley’s creative toolset runs the gamut: foraged materials, fresco, digital prints, sculpture, collage. But the Colorado-based artist uses these disparate methods with a single concept in mind – “intrinsic significance” – a kind of all-encompassing interconnectedness that Aldous Huxley described at length in his legendary mescaline-fueled text, The Doors of Perception.
Is-ness presents Jessica’s own version of the underlying fabric of space and time. Her collage paintings are visual renderings of abstract systems and networks, created in gouache, watercolor, and ink, on paper made from mushrooms, cast onto scraps of ubiquitous blue polystyrene insulation. Through narrative tact and material mastery, Jessica forces harmony between repellent compounds and the respective ideological forces that they represent. She melds crisis and comfort, offering works that are soothing to the eye, and that indulges her obsession with mycology, the study of mushrooms, but that pull no punches when it comes to the true subject, Earth and our blatant disregard for its precarious natural systems.