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Jenny Morgan  New York, NY

'Shadow Play'
Oil on canvas
'Into the blue'
Oil on canvas

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About Jenny

Jenny Morgan is a contemporary artist who creates large paintings. She was schooled at the School of Visual Arts in New York and the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Colorado. Jenny has held several solo shows throughout the Denver area and has participated in numerous other shows across Colorado and New York.

Jenny explains the work by saying, “I manipulate the figure to expose the individual’s idiosyncrasies and create a physiological portrait. Working with people from my own life as subject matter allows me to hone in on specifics of their character and present their personalities as I experience them.”

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'New York'



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"why does modern art have to be so ugly isn't there enough ugliness in the world."

"if you look at the work on the site you can CLEARLY see that she's not painting people that have problems with their skin. She is playing with technique, sometimes seemingly scratching areas that were painted to achieve a textural effect."

"This work gives the impression of featuring/highlighting STD's and domestic violence. Sobering, when one considers that the models may have actually been in a diseased or battered (emotionally?) state."

"In the first piece I don't see the woman as being in pain as much as she seems to be in what appears to be a state of meditation. Though her condition looks painful enough, she seems to be at peace as though she is discovering something about herself. In the second piece the woman's condition seems even more painful yet she appears to be exploring her face(the least painful)with her hands(the most painful)."

"wonderful. she seems to be investigating the inter working of our society through the intense study of it's members psychological anatomy. both the art and the reaction to it speak novels of our society...this is art."

"It's funny when people comment about whether or not they would want a piece in their house. Do you really see art as just something to match your furniture and fill your walls? Target has some great flower and landscape prints, there's even one of Marilyn Monroe, and her face isn't even red. Maybe it's because I love artist and hate (most of) the patrons of art."

"it's funny when people shove something away for the wrong reason. I don't see her work as gruesome or gory. She's playing with technique, she's not painting people with their skins inside out or clawing away at their own faces. Just because she uses red paint you immediately think it's blood. God I have to stop reading these comments.Jenny I'm in awe of your vision, more power to you."

"does disturbing make "bad" art? just curious, i can't agree. i would put the red background painting on my wall in a second, i think it's quite beautiful. i don't see shocking or gore, i see a study of real experience. why are people so afraid of scars? why should art always be pretty and happy? the technique is quite amazing, almost photographic. some folks feel finding beauty or interest in pain, trauma, etc. is a healthy and interesting way to deal with and move forward from these things. wish i had half the talent."

"have to agree with alforonza not what i want to see in art too disturbing..bad art to me 8)"

"Wow, pretty amazing. I wouldn't want it in my house, but that gal sure is talented! Can't imagine tackling such a work, quite impressive."

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