Cultural influences converge in the large-scale format oil paintings by Dallas-based artist Jenny DeLaughter in the exhibition, “Life Rhythms”, featured at Laura Moore Fine Art Studios in downtown McKinney, Texas.
DeLaughter, a native of South Korea, has been deeply influenced by the contrast in cultures. The customs and nuances of a five thousand year old society were oddly displaced when she arrived in the U.S. The earthy, rich colors and close relationships of small densely populated villages were challenged by a new and impersonal urban landscape. Human figures are engaged in the activities of daily life, but within a shadowy background from the primitive past. Bold, but imprecise brush marks leave a measure of ambiguity … like life itself.
DeLaughter lives in Dallas and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Fine Arts at Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas.
“Life Rhythms” is on display from November 14th – December 9th with an opening night reception from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 14th at Laura Moore Fine Art Studios located at 107 S Tennessee in McKinney.