The Artists’ Garden
Through month of June
Dallas Arboretum artists-in-residence Alison Jardine and Erika Jaeggli will exhibit their work at the Rosine Hall Gallery at the garden. The opening of The Artists’ Garden with artist reception is Wednesday, June 5, 2013, from 6:15 p.m. The opening will also include a video presentation and introductory talk at 6:45 p.m.
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For more information about The Artists’ Garden or the Dallas Arboretum’s artists-in-residence program, visit www.dallasarboretum.org
Born in Yorkshire, England, Alison Jardine moved to Texas in 2003. Alison’s work has been featured on television on CBS, and her digital art was part of the UK’s cultural olympiad of art events in 2012. Alison recently completed a public art piece on Henderson Avenue in Dallas (2011-2013), and also was selected by Sony to collaborate on a creative photography project. She has had several solo shows in Dallas, and has exhibited in various cities including New York, San Francisco and Dallas, and featured in shows curated by artists such as Trenton Doyle Hancock, Aaron Parazette and Alyssa Monks. Alison has featured in many art and news publications, as well as on the cover of books, and has also written articles for art magazines. She regularly gives presentations, and has taught art in public schools. In addition, she manages art shows and events for a non-profit art organization.
Alison’s work is widely collected, and is in the collections of institutions such as University of Wyoming, businesses such as Select Energy, and individual collectors around the world.
In October, Alison will be taking up an Art Residency at the Hambidge Center, in Georgia.
Of her work, Alison writes that, “At the edge of representation I find the patterns that comprise the underlying structures, colors, and light available to our biological and intellectual process of vision. My artistic process embraces the experience of nature through its light, forms and color not only as a visual pattern but also as a memory in time. My oil paintings engage with the negative space of composition as a central motif, whether the inorganic pixel or the organic shape of sunlight on leaves, a counterpart to the colors and forms of my pattern-based artworks.
My fascination with nature and light began among the dappled sunlight of the ancient forests of Yorkshire and the clear blue, wide-open wilderness of the Moors where I was born and grew up, and this forged my visual and artistic identity.”
More information about Alison can be found at www.alisonjardine.com
Erika Jaeggli was born in Baltimore, Maryland to a German mother and New Yorker father. She trained in New York City and now calls Dallas home. Growing up in Baltimore, Erika spent every weekend and summer at the Maryland Institute College of Art. In 1999, she received her undergraduate degree at Columbia University in New York. While attending Columbia, she studied painting under John Currin. In 2003, Erika received a graduate degree at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Erika also studied post-war German art in Berlin, Germany in 1998 at the Freie Universitat. She was an assistant to the artist Mark Dion and to the curator Lisa Corrin. Jaeggli worked at Luhring Augustine Gallery in New York. Her work is informed by her German heritage and experiences in that country and at home. Jaeggli has shown her work in New York, Baltimore, Austin and Dallas. Combining newspaper, charcoal, pencil, and paint, Jaeggli takes the viewer on a ride through her imagination. Her paintings are at once whimsical and disconcerting. Her trees serve as metaphors for people and the human mind.
More information about Erika can be found at erikajaeggli.com
The Dallas Arboretum features 66 acres of gardens showcasing seasonable flowers, ornamental shrubs, trees and plant collections. The arboretum is located on the shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (65+), and $10 for children (3-12) . The Dallas Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.