Jonathan LeVine Projects is pleased to present SOMEWHERE BETWEEN, a solo exhibition of new works by Jenna Krypell, from January 20 – February 21, 2021.
Krypell creates two-dimensional wall sculptures with the illusion of 3-dimensionality. Working in a wide range of color and scale, the silhouettes of her abstract forms are contour-cut, further enhancing the op-art effect. Works in this exhibition include concentric shapes, curved arches and ribbon-like line work, all of which display a great deal of dynamic movement and visual tension.
With her exhibition title, Krypell emphasizes the possibilities that exist in the unknown as a reflection of the way viewers interpret her work as well as our complex relationships with reality itself. The eye perceives spatial depth by translating what appears to be advancing and receding forms, much like how the mind perceives the present as a moment between the past and an undefined future.
Rather than feeling insecure, unstable or unsafe in this unresolved state, Krypell leans into it and reminds us of the vast potential it can hold. The artist describes how this can often be an incubation period for endless prospects to develop, creatively or otherwise: “When you’re in the uncomfortable, that’s where the magic happens. SOMEWHERE BETWEEN represents the journey.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jenna Krypell is a sculptor and painter, based in Brooklyn, NY. Krypell studied design and painting at Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and art fairs, included in corporate and private events, and featured in publications including The New York Times, Vice News and Newsday.