Department of Art & Art History

BFA Culminating Exhibitions

  • Natalie Jenkins - Displacement - October 2022
    A Culminating ExhibitionFor the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree by:

    Natalie Jenkins


    • Professor J. Pouwel
    • Professor Trevor Lalaguna
    Artist Statement

    "Home embodies many nuances, such as being an emotional response to how a person or
    environment makes them feel or being an actual building where one resides. Having moved so
    often throughout the years, sentimental feelings that are often connected to a home were absent.
    Growing up, painting was an escape from these inconsistencies of my everyday life and now is
    used as a method of recollection. This body of work explores the differences between internal
    and external spaces of what a home can be.

    Process is an important aspect when creating each piece. Through the action of pouring,
    I consider principles of modernism such as allowing paint to be marks on a two dimensional
    surface, rather than create the illusion of depth. The fragmentation of space and monochromatic
    color palette create a sense of instability that distorts conventional representations of home which
    alludes to perceived nostalgia of times that are lost.

    I am influenced by American Abstract Expressionists Helen Frankenthaler and Robert
    Motherwell. Using Frankenthaler’s staining techniques creates contrast between the organic
    setting and the rigid planes in each work. Like Motherwell's work, I am drawn to Christopher
    Brown’s handling of scale and placement."

Natalie Jenkins Displacement show
Displacement Showcard
Natalie Jenkins Displacement show
Natalie Jenkins Displacement show
BSo Gallery Exhibition
Natalie Jenkins Displacement show
Keep the Blinds Closed
Natalie Jenkins Displacement show
Stay Inside
Natalie Jenkins Displacement show
When Are You Gonna Be Home
Natalie Jenkins Displacement show
Why Don't You Come By