June 6 – 27, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday June 6, 6-8pm
Court Tree Collective
371 Court Street (1 block from RU)
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Lafontine’s newest body of paintings reflects the artist’s ongoing fascination with science, technology and fiction. In an effort to balance the familiar and the incomprehensible, her work oscillates between abstraction and representation allowing her to visualize something that might not exist but can only be imagined. Her compositions fuse color, shape and line producing geometric and figurative imagery.
The artist’s vocabulary draws inspiration from diverse sources such as design, history and cubism to name a few. Her paintings blend fictional and symbolic worlds with contemporary and historic references creating a fragmented experience for the viewer. The abstracted surfaces continually shift, the foreground and background meld and interchange, constructing a formal distortion and friction.
Lafontine puts forth our ability to envision and fantasize. She believes in possibilities that are yet to come and be produced by humankind. Her work reflects both on the past and gives a glimpse into what the future might bring.
Jeanette Lafontine (b.1981) is a Norwegian artist based in Oslo. She has attended the Oslo National Academy of the arts and in 2014 she has received the Diversestipend, Kulturrådet Award from the Arts Council Norway. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including: Stipendutstillingen, Oslo Rådhus (2014), Interiør-Galleriet, Oslo (2014), Oslo Prosjektrom, Oslo (2014), Graduation Show, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2013), NOoSPHERE, New York, (2013), Galleri Seilduken, Oslo (2013), Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo (2012), Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, (2011).