February 19 — March 26, 2011
Known for his narrative paintings, Robert Jessup has eschewed allegorical style in his most recent paintings in order to create ambitious paintings that reconfigure the known world. Barely decipherable figures navigate a wild and colorful pictorial space with form and line ranging from delicate brush stokes to wide trowels of paint, making, as Jessup states, “flatness and three dimensional depiction completely interchangeable.”
Since 1991 Robert Jessup has been a professor of Painting at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas and has exhibited widely throughout the United States. Public collections include: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; The Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville and the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico. This will be the ninth solo exhibition of paintings at Conduit Gallery for Robert Jessup.