Morrow’s paintings consider preconceptions of abstraction, using the properties that paint holds to demonstrate her yearning to visualize emotion in an abstract and intuitive manner. Concentrating on exploring the limitations of paint, inks and dyes has made her produce interesting paintings. Properties of each individual medium and the manner that they can be manipulated, stretched and handled has been her starting point for all experimentation.
Touching, connecting and responding to the paint is pivotal to her practice. She retains knowledge on specific paints and their capabilities to be able to disrupt them to breaking point. Concentrating on delicacies within change, fluidity, viscosity and gloss she can concentrate on the abstraction that paint creates within its own boundaries.
During her residency Morrow also led a painting workshop for local artists and students.
Morrow also presented her work, ideas and methods to students at Chiang Mai University for a lecture exploring ‘Art in Everyday Life’.
The final showcase of the residency was a collaborative exhibition at CMU Art Centre. This exhibition showcased the work of two artists from the Surface Arts + Rumpueng Collaborative Residency Program, Jennifer Morrow and David Jacobs.
Her work in the gallery played with abstraction which paint creates within its own limitations and tested the boundaries of the audience in viewing these pieces of work. She manipulated the viewing experience by physically rotating the canvases within the space.
At the end of her residency Morrow chose to burn one of her paintings so that she could collect the ash to make charcoal to create a new piece of work upon her return home. The local community were invited to witness and celebrate with us. The circle of art.