Jessica Damen’s latest exhibition of 26 paintings accompanied with 25 poems expands her love of verse and visual imagery by letting the viewer see the paintings while listening to the inspiring poems from small speakers, which are replayed in a continuous loop.
Damen endeavored to interpret expressively the gestalt of a poem with her choice of colors, scale, and images. Damen considers that,
“…paintings and poems are like companions strolling along a path, each is distinct in their built and personality. Sometimes they share sights and insights and at other times, they diverge and re-interpret a thought, a mood, a story and a vision.”