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Jeannine Dabb: Fulcrum

Appell Arts Fellowship Exhibition
June 2–July 2, 2022
Marketview Arts, Gallery Hall

Artist Talk
Thursday, June 2, 2022
6 p.m. | Gallery Hall and Zoom



Artist Show Statement:

Between the pen and ink and the large-scale paintings themselves, this series of work features work in response to my year as the Appell Arts Fellow. I spent the past few years feeling as if I am balancing on the fulcrum, much like the "rocking rider" who has emerged as the main subject of my show. My Appell Fellowship year allowed for my personal growth as an artist. It was a year filled with communitybased projects and personal experimentation with textures and how far I could push them. The mixed-media nature of the paintings includes found objects, acrylic paint, pen, ink, and gold leaf. These elements work together to inspire the viewer to see this wild world more positively. Cities and countrysides are amid a revitalization despite a pandemic, something that people want to be a part of.

The hope is to evoke positive feelings with the utilization of brilliant colors, dynamic lines, and gold leaf and mica. There are stories told between the colors and found objects, personal and sometimes complex responses to how I feel when I see these places or interact with the people within them. I want to create a sense of brightness, revitalization, and excitement for the viewer despite the sometimes depressing and heavyweight we may feel. The importance of learning to enjoy the ride and pivot in response to difficult times and situations is vital, it is about balancing the load, or getting back on when you fall off the horse.


About the Artist:

A visual artist and resident of York, Jeannine Dabb '20 returned to college to study painting after 22 years as a small business owner in the medical aesthetics industry. She graduated from York College of Pennsylvania in December 2020 with a BA in Fine Art, specializing in painting and drawing, and is now serving as the 2021-22 Appell Arts Fellow at Marketview Arts. In 2019, three of her artworks were accepted into the York Art Association Forty-Ninth Annual Juried Exhibition. In February 2020 she won an Award of Distinction in Emerging Visions at Creative York, and she had her first solo show in July 2020 at The Grotto. Her work has also been featured in the York Fest Juried Show (Creative York) and the 2020 Annual Juried Student Exhibition at York College Galleries. Website: www.jdabbartist.com.

Fulcrum by Jeannine Dabb (Cropped Image)
Jeannine Dabb, Fulcrum, 2022. Acrylic, paper painted collage on canvas. Cropped image.
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