LaJeunesse is a realist landscape painter whose work deals
with symbiotic relationships of light, space and structure.
Many of the landscapes in the exhibition were completed by LaJeunesse while in Iceland on a Fulbright grant. Those paintings, mostly done in stark black and white, depict the landscapes of Iceland. Additional works in the exhibition are colorful landscapes rendered with a surreal quality, many with a collage approach that pulls various spaces together into a singular new space.
“I am fascinated with our perception of time and space, and
how we assimilate it with an internal value system, to create meaning for our
lives,” LaJeunesse said in a press release.
“The paintings do not attempt to depict a scene, but rather to harken to a moment of understanding of an experience that transcends the sense of self and aligns our being with the universe.”
LaJeunesse teaches drawing and painting at Georgia State
University. He received a B.F.A. in drawing from Missouri State University and
an M.F.A. in painting from Bowling
Green State University in Ohio.
The reception on Feb. 7 is free and open to the public.
The gallery is located at 85 Church St.,
Marietta GA 30060.
Visit http://www.2rulesfineart.com/lajeunesse.php for more information about the exhibition or call 404-355-6897.