July - October 2019
one river Englewood
About the artist
Jen Hitchings is a Brooklyn-based artist, curator, and arts administrator. She graduated with a BFA in Painting & Drawing from SUNY Purchase in 2011 and received a certificate in Small Business & Entrepreneurship from Hunter College in 2018. Hitchings is a curatorial member of Transmitter, based in Brooklyn, NY.
"My work investigates aspects of our contentious relationship with nature through depictions of environments such as flooded towns, neon rivers, campgrounds, logged forests, and detritus ensnared on tree branches. Visual deception of space infiltrate some works through distorted compositions and at times individual elements are repeated or mirrored in unnatural ways. Human-made objects such as tents, telephone wires, decrepit vehicles, fences, or ropes make subtle appearances and act as metaphors for interpersonal relationships and psychological states. Using surreal and at times psychedelic color palettes, the environments appear simultaneously celebratory and post-apocalyptic."
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 2019
Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 - 5:30PM-8:00PM
Join us for an artist talk and meet the artist, Jen Hitchings and founder of One River School, Matt Ross. Light refreshments will be served.