Stellers Gallery at Ponte Vedra Beach showcased the work of nationally-recognized painters Jennifer J.L. Jones and John Schuyler with an opening reception on Friday, April 13.
As a gallery favorite, Jones has been with Stellers since 2004. Her long-established career is highlighted by exhibitions in select national and international galleries, including a 2013 group exhibition in Paris (in association with Besharat Gallery in Barbizon, France and the Taylor Foundation), and numerous solo and group exhibitions across the U.S. Her highly sought paintings can be found in many private and corporate collections worldwide such as the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Oprah Winfrey/Harpo Studios, Scana Energy and the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal. Jones currently resides in Beaufort, South Carolina.
While experimenting with various painting techniques in the late 1990s, Schuyler became absorbed in the texture created by different applications of paint and mixed media to his canvas. Schuyler works in a process of layering, pouring, scraping off, and scratching into the surface of the canvas while leaving traces of earlier information, plus a buildup and overlap of successive stages. The paintings reveal themselves slowly, while exploring each successive layer underneath to examine the relationship between space and depth, presence and absence.
Stellers Gallery at Ponte Vedra Beach is open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information, call (904) 273-6065.