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Preternatural: Solo Show for Jessica Libor at the Tyler Arboretum
September 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Guests are invited to Preternatural, a solo show of new artworks by Jessica Libor, presented by Era Contemporary Gallery on location at the Tyler Arboretum in their Garden Barn Loft, amidst the garden grounds.
The works will all be new, created in 2022 by Philadelphia artist Jessica Libor locally, and also in her summer residency in France. Art will be for sale and available to collect. For a list of works available for presell, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guests are invited to BYOB! There will be live music as well.
Using a variety of mediums, from drawings in pastel and charcoal on jewel toned papers, to richly realized oil paintings, and small inks and watercolors accented by the shining glitter of genuine gold leaf, this collection is a magical and strong set of over twenty paintings depicting heroines inspired by legends and fairy tales within woodland settings, incorporating spiritual symbols and geometry interwoven within the landscapes and environments that hold the figures. The drawn figures emerge from their surroundings, in a rich, free artistic application juxtaposed with delicate rendering of the figures.
Fresh back from a summer artist residency at Chateau Orquevaux in France, much of Jessica’s work was made in France.
From the bucolic landscapes depicting both the French countryside and Philadelphia’s own beautiful nature, to the fairy tale inspired imagery intertwined with spiritual significance, each piece is special and unique in its originality and conception.
In the words of the artist, her inspiration for Preternatural:
My next level vision for my artistic practice is creating a new body of work I call Preternatural. I envision a magical and strong set of paintings depicting heroines from legends and fairy tales within woodland settings, incorporating spiritual symbols and geometry interwoven within the landscapes and environments that hold the figures. I envision the figures emerging from their surroundings, and a rich, free and juicy paint application juxtaposed with delicate rendering of the figures. My goal with this body of work is for viewers to see themselves within the women and feel their spirit, leaving inspired. Preternatural is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as “out of the ordinary course of nature; exceptional, outside of nature, supernatural. ”
Register today for an unforgettable evening!
Below, painting by Jessica Libor, “Persephone”.
Portrait of the artist Jessica Libor by Gabriel Foo.
Images of the Tyler Arboretum venue.
- September 11
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA 19063 United States