August 12, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Opening reception: Sunday, August 12 from 3-6 PM
I enjoy walking in the landscape, particularly looking at how other people live and utilize space. I take photographic records of ephemera, detritus, color, patterns, material and natural forms. Using technology, I edit, combine, and manipulate the photos. This allows them to become distorted, free of their original reference and completely new. Sometimes these photo manipulations/collages are ends in and of themselves. Sometimes they inform the basis for a painting.
The paintings are usually worked out over an extended period of time, resulting in something that is unexpected and always subject to change. Photos are used as reference and inspiration throughout the process, but the paintings take on their own life and sense of place. They do not point elsewhere, but rather constitute their own fields of forces, they have their own connective tissues. Their own strange phenomena.
Lila Jarzombek was born and raised in Ashaway, RI. She currently lives and works in Portland, OR.