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1st Friday Art Exhibit with Jae Schalekamp


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1st Friday Art Exhibit with Jae Schalekamp

  • Fort Orange General Store 412 Broadway Albany, NY, 12207 United States (map)

Join us on Friday, October 6, for 1st Friday in Albany in conjunction with Albany Center Gallery! This month, we'll be featuring the artwork of Jae Schalekamp.

About Jae Schalekamp:
After 15 years of working in the textile design field, I felt the urge to bring to light my own style and aesthetic expression. I currently paint and design full-time in my open, light-filled studio in the Warehouse District of Albany, NY. I am inspired by a wide range of media and subject matters. For the past couple years, I have been wrestling with materials and techniques and deciphering vague images and ideas that had accumulated in my head and sketch books over the years. My nature-inspired paintings are more in the manner of a portrait, rather than a landscape. I take time to look at individual subjects in nature, acknowledging the existence of the tiniest of flowers that faithfully bloom in the wilderness. I look at all different shapes and sizes of plants, mingled and tangled, yet keeping their own growing directions toward light. I often find myself trying to identify simple truth and wisdom through the phenomenal cycle of nature and the interaction between different natural elements. The subjects I paint are mostly out of my imagination or memory.My subjects are either simply depicted as a state of being or situated as a metaphor, as means of personified expression. Sometimes I include a girl in my painting, especially when the motif evokes my childhood sentiment. I also like to play with forms that change according to different points of view/direction. I also make lighting in hand-made mulberry paper, manipulated by tearing and reconstructing, some painted in sumi-ink or gilded. This is another way of my visual expression that uses beautiful natural material and light. My lighting can be seen on

Earlier Event: September 28
48 Hudson Underground