MSJC Art Gallery to Feature a Retrospective of Los Angeles Artist's Work
The Mt. San Jacinto College Art Gallery is proud to present a collection of paintings by Kjersten Jeppesen, a Los Angles based artist who has devoted her life to the arts and education. The artwork on display spans through several decades and, as a whole, presents a vision of contemplation and reflection.
Jeppesen’s works engage the viewer by focusing on a comfortable level of meditative solitude while capturing either the figure at rest or a non-representational blend of color and shape. By using her palette in a complementary manner, there is a visual association to that which exists in the natural world, providing a new frame of reference to that which one sees in everyday life. Her painterly and gestural brushstrokes evoke a natural and comfortable stage at which the viewer can participate in the meditative moment. She introduces a small appetizer of the everyday object by incorporating a very contemporary use of collage.
This retrospective marks Jeppesen’s innovative and consistent style, which is slightly reminiscent of Claude Monet’s investigations of light and color and Georgia O’Keeffe’s soft, undulating forms. This exhibit was curated by Kari Robledo, a UCR art student and MSJC Art Gallery intern.
“Kjersten Jeppesen: A Retrospective” will run from March 24 through April 12. Please note that the gallery will be closed April 2 through 6 for the college’s spring break. The opening reception for this exhibit will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 3-5 pm. Refreshments will be served and live music will be performed by local guitarist Chuck Smolsky.
All gallery events are free and open to the public. The MSJC Art Gallery is located on the college’s San Jacinto campus in building 1400. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am to 4pm. For more information, please call 951-487-3585 or www.msjc.edu/artgallery