September 28 — November 3, 2018
Public Reception September 28, 7 - 9 PM (free) at the Iridian Gallery, 1407 Sherwood Ave., Richmond, VA 23220
Impressions of the American Landscape by Jennifer Basile will be on view at the Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond from September 28—November 3, 2018.
The exhibition will include large-scale relief prints and ballpoint pen drawings, including new work created by the artist as a fellowship winner at the Kala Art Institute, California over the summer of 2018. Often driven by personal research throughout the United States National and State parks, Basile’s practice offers a reflective escape into the natural environment and inspires viewers to preserve their surrounding landscapes in the face of overdevelopment and climate change. Printed by hand, Basile’s immersive and detailed works envelop the viewer and often focus on a specific attribute of her chosen landscape. Blurring the line between representation and abstraction, her works can be characterized by loose, gestural, and emotive marks of astonishing depth and perspective.
Basile was born in Manhasset, New York, and received a BFA from the University of Miami and an MFA from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She currently resides in Florida, where she is the Professor of Drawing and Printmaking at Miami Dade College. Represented by the LnS Gallery, Miami, Basile’s work has been collected by the Bernice Steinbaum Collection, the Museum of Art & Design Miami Dade College, and the Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona.
The Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond is a 2,000 s.f. gallery that fosters LGBTQ+ artists and their community by exhibiting their art, as well as work that relates to their experiences.