Jean Richardson Paintings featured at JRB Art at The Elms in Oklahoma City

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Sophisticated paintings by Jean Richardson await visitors to JRB Art at The Elms (http://www.jrbartgallery.com) during November. The exhibit opens with a reception on Friday, November 7, 2008, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at JRB Art at The Elms during the monthly Gallery Walk in Oklahoma City's Paseo Arts District and runs through November 29th.

Sophisticated paintings by Jean Richardson await visitors to JRB Art at The Elms (http://www.jrbartgallery.com) during November. The exhibit opens with a reception on Friday, November 7, 2008, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at JRB Art at The Elms during the monthly Gallery Walk in Oklahoma City's Paseo Arts District and runs through November 29th.

Jean Richardson's paintings have been described as a kaleidoscope of raw power, movement, fractured form and color in a head-on collision between the ancient cave paintings of Lascaux and twentieth century modernism. Muted earth tones bump into fields of vibrant, joyful washes; and graceful, sinuous motion fuses lyrically with passages of erratic, anxious energy.

Horses prance, stomp, run and leap across a Richardson painting. Lines are not drawn, but manifested by fluid ridges of pigment left in the wake of a liberally and deftly implemented palette knife. Her surfaces are pure paint and spring from a completely spiritual and personal source.

Richardson was born in Hollis, Oklahoma. She earned her BFA degree from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, and continued study with the Art Students League in New York. She is credited in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the South and Southwest. The artist's work has been exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the Minnesota Museum of Art, the Gilcrease Museum and the Philbrook Museum, both in Oklahoma.

JRB Art at The Elms, the former home of Nan Sheets which was built in 1920, is located at 2810 North Walker and is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m. The Gallery website is http://www.jrbartgallery.com, e-mail address is jrb @ coxinet.net and phone number is 405/528-6336.

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