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Jessica Liggero

April 11, 2011

Boston based artist Jessica Liggero’s website HERE.

Here’s a little bit about her and her work:

I lived in California for awhile and painted landscapes that were inspired by the Bay Area surroundings before focusing on mixed media portraits on paper. In Marin Headlands, north of San Francisco, there is an evacuated building called Battery Mendell. It was built in 1902. And was active until 1943. I was very fascinated by this place. The structure had such unique shapes that created alluring shadows. But for me, painting landscapes had its limitations. I found that expressionism became obsolete without a figure. With the simplicity and singularity of a line, a world of emotion can be implied and only further enhanced with color and composition when creating portraits. In my recent figurative works, I utilize minimalism, expressionism, text and collage to address identity through the process of improvisation and veracity.

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Go check out her work in person if you are in or near the Boston area:

Vernon Street Open Studios
Saturday, April 30 & Sunday,  May 1, 2011 12 – 6pm
6 Vernon Street, Somerville, MA
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Mendell #2 28 x 30” oil on canvas, 2009

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Letting Go - 24 x 18” mixed media on paper, 2010

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Aerial View 22 x 26” oil on canvas, 2009

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Mendell #1 24 x 30” oil on canvas, 2009

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#2 30 x 22” mixed media on paper, 2010

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