Gallery Underground is an Arlington Artists Alliance gallery in Crystal City, Arlington, VA, promoting the works of established regional artists. In partnership with Crystal City BID and JBG Smith, the Gallery hosts monthly shows featuring the work of members in the Main Gallery, and solo, group or national juried shows in the Focus Gallery. Receptions are held on the first Friday of the month from 5-7PM.
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Artist Spotlight Series: Jeanne Garant
Arlington Artists Alliance Member and Gallery Underground member Jeanne Garant discusses her artwork, technique and inspiration:
Jeanne Garant in her studio
Savoir, mixed media by Jeanne Garant
The artwork above says it all about my
process.There is painting, collage,
silkscreen, woodcut, monoprint, wax, graphite, text,
mark making and assemblage in this piece.
Colors are neutral, always a bit of color,
sometimes texture, a variety of papers to complement the medium used, layers, always a
stripe and a value range from light to dark.
The shape of a work is very important.My favorite is the long, vertical or
horizontal, paper or wood panel used as my
surface.The square shape is also used
frequently, the sizes range from large canvases to
small paper works.
My style is minimal without being austere,
subtle or delicate.With each piece
there it is great effort to not say any more than is
needed - every element is essential.
As artists we make our own rules.We find out what works for us. It’s the process that keeps me working.I strive for simplicity, precision and
My work is found in numerous corporate
& private collections including the State Department Art in Embassies program and
consulates in Italy, Slovenia, Africa, France, Belgium, and China.
I work in my home studio in Arlington,
Virginia - with the company of Scully, my cat.
To learn more about Jeanne, visit her artist profile at Gallery Underground: