Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Delicious Burden

Saturday, March 3, 6-11pm
Headquarters Galerie & Boutique
1649 rue Amherst

West Coast artists bring their Delicious Burdens to Montreal

Jenn Porecca (California) and Jessica McCourt (Washington) are bringing their folkloric yet sensual paintings to Galerie & Boutique Headquarters in a show that promises to shake one and all out of a winter stupor. Both artists build depth into their work through the use of found wood and other weatherworn finishes, telling their own individual stories through the many female characters they weave into their work. Mysterious, haunting, delicate yet somehow strong, these images sum up the true nature of the female mystique.

The vernissage begins at 6pm on Saturday, March 3rd. Drinks and good conversation will ensue until 11pm during which time Jenn will be meeting and greeting all those who would like a little insight into their work. DJ Garry Vickers will be providing a variety of danceable good times tunes. The show will remain open for viewing during regular business hours throughout the entire month of March.

Jessica McCourt deals in ghostly images of mysterious women. They evoke another time, and most certainly, another place. Working mainly in oil on wood or ink on paper these languorous women draw us into their private wonderlands. Inspired by a modern day blend of influences Jessica merges high fashion, woodland animals, old children's books, antiques, history and 18th & 19th century paintings into delicate, she creates moody compositions that appear to catch a moment in time, often surprising their occupants in their private deliberations.

After traveling the world over to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, Jenn Porreca has laid roots in San Francisco. For the past 9 years she has been spending her time roaming the streets of her city and neighboring woodlands. Finding objects to paint on, carve and burn, Jenn attempts to document every day of her life through her creations, and maintains a strong connection to her urban yet natural environment through her use of found wood, which she uses this to create her tales of "urban folklore," her painted diary. Jenn has shown her work in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, San Francisco, Tampa, Portland and San Jose.

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