Jane Booth Paintings at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

Jane Booth Paintings at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2004 Baltimore Avenue Contact: Sherry Leedy, sherryleedy@sherryleedy.com
Kansas City, MO 64108 Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 – 5 p.m. (816) 221-2626

JANE BOOTH: Color and Light
September 6 – October 26, 2013
RECEPTION: September 21, 6-8 p.m.

Water and Light Series: Balance, acrylic on canvas 54”x 42”

Jane Booth chooses to live and paint away from the city atop a ridge of land that overlooks a large open valley where storms can be seen forming miles away and stars are clearly visible at night. Looking outward nourishes and sustains Booth\’s inner spirit and, in turn, inspires and energizes her paintings.

Booth\’s paintings begin as physical endeavor. Huge swaths of raw canvas are rolled out on the floor or outside on the ground and saturated with poured color until canvas and paint are bonded as one. The resulting paintings seem a part of nature, becoming atmosphere, environment and stage holding memories of land and light, insight and mystery, longing and finding. Sensitive, subtle and honest, Jane Booth\’s paintings reveal wide-open spaces of strength, openness and vulnerability. Ultimately, they disclose the artist\’s trust in the continuity and richness of life, within and without, and express a poetic vision of creativity, intellect and passion.

In 2012, the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO, celebrated Booth\’s work with a solo exhibition, Jane Booth Paintings: Life Moving Through. Her works can be found in numerous private and corporate collections, including: Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Emprise Bank, Cisco Systems, H&R Block World Headquarters, Hilton Hotels, Kansas University Heart Hospital, as well as featured in Kansas then Governor Sebelius’ offices and chambers. Booth has a B.F.A. from Kansas State University, Manhattan.