Tributaries: Paintings of the Great Plains by Jenny Braig
A native of Dubuque, Braig now lives in Spearfish, South Dakota. This exhibition focuses on the concept of tributaries and includes work created throughout the summer of 2016. The exhibit closes on October 2, 2016.
Braig tells us, "when you drive across the Great Plains, you cross many rivers, all of them tributaries to the Mississippi, all connected like a family tree. I grew up along the Mississippi and when you stand on its banks, the water moves by and you can feel the pressure of endless movement, a constant flow as the river moves through time.
It feels like that when I step up to my easel in front of a blank canvas. Like I am stepping up to a creative flow of energy that moves paint, from palette, to brush, to form. Using colors, lines, and texture, I create an image, and that image leads to another; a family tree of paintings. Paintings of rivers, of roads, of forests, the tops of bluffs, the fields, and the valleys. Paintings of the Great Plains, all tributaries to each other, a connected flow of paint."
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