In July and August, the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will present an exhibit by Gail Jacobson, Complicated Dreams. The exhibit will be on display through Saturday, August 18.
The Cornwall artist’s new works feature abstracts that suggest the marbled endpapers found in antique books. Introduced to Europeans by the Persian Tajiks in Istanbul, the technique was inspired by a kind of paper decoration invented in 12th-century Japan called suminagashi which means “the floating of colors,” an apt description of Gail Jacobson’s new paintings.
The artist said of her work, “My dreams are full of people I’ve never met, places I’ve never been, thoughts I’ve never had and words I’ve never said. Plots twist and overlap. People morph into other beings. There are no beginnings and no endings. Some are dark and foreboding, jolting me awake. Some are light and joyful, making me wish to sleep a little longer just to enjoy them. Above all they are surprising and complicated. This foray into Abstract Painting reflects these dreams. And yes, I do dream in color.”
Gail Jacobson graduated from college with a degree in art. After her marriage to her husband Jeff they proceeded to move across the country and to England, settling in Cornwall, CT over 20 years ago when they bought a 100-year-old hay barn and converted it into their home. New materials and techniques inspire her to create.
In addition to college, she studied for 4 years at Silvermine Art Center in Norwalk, CT, served as the President of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, founded Art@TheDump in Cornwall and served on the board of the Rose Algrant Art Show, also in Cornwall. She has been a member of various non-profit boards including the Cornwall Historical Society where she designs posters, flyers and notecards for their various programs and activities. Her skills have also produced a playbill, a menu for a local restaurant and a book cover among other items, reflecting her growing interest in graphic arts.
Opening Reception: Friday, July 21, 5 – 7 pm
David M. Hunt Library
63 Main Street