I recently attended the opening reception as well as the artist talk for Jennifer Cronin's newest exhibition "Daydreaming." The opening reception was a huge success with a great turnout coming to check out Jen's work. It was a ton of fun checking out her painting's in a great West Loop studio.
I went back the next day to attend the artist talk. Jen went through each painting to explain her process for making the paintings. It was a very intimate setting that allowed me to further understand her thoughts that went into the painting, as well as learning a few of her techniques of how she paints.
“Daydreaming” showcases a wide spectrum of Cronin’s work spanning over the past 5 years. These daydreams are not light and fluffy, but laden with the heaviness of an unsettled mind that is searching for something. Some are external, like a hidden door, or internal, taking place only within the self. The paintings are exploratory escapes from everyday life.
You can check out Jen's paintings on her website here, www.jennifercronin.com. Also, keep checking the website for updated painting and upcoming events of hers.
Here are some photos from the reception and artist talk: