Born in 1965 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Elisa Jensen now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Recent major exhibitions of her work include a solo show Gallery 100 in Sarasota Springs, New York, and at the Royal Danish Consulate General in New York celebrating the Danish Chairmanship of the European Economic Union, as well as several group shows at the Yellow House Gallery in New York. Other institutions hosting exhibitions of Ms. Jensen's work include The von Liebig Art Ceter in Naples, Florida, the Morsø Kunstforening, a museum in Nykøbing Mors, Denmark, and the Washington Art Association in Connecticut. Ms. Jensen has been an artist in residence in the "World Views" program, in which a select group of painters worked at the top of the World Trade Center in New York, and at The International School of Art in Umbria, Italy. Ms. Jensen studied at Smith College, as well as at the New York Studio School, where she currently teaches painting
ART REVIEWS; Giving Wide Expression to the Aspects of Desire
'Aspects of Desire'
Yellow House Works of Art, 422 First Street, Greenport. Through Aug. 6. (631) 477-8673.
Desire is a broad enough term to encompass the works in this show without implying that they are thematically related. If they share any common ground, the seven artists might agree that it is the territory reserved for passionate observers.In Elisa Jensen's oils and Richard Orient's watercolors, experience of place becomes a generalized sensory phenomenon.
More important than actually locating oneself in time and space is the effort of trying to see and trying to feel where one is. Ms. Jensen stimulates perception by obscuring it behind or within veils of shadowy pigment through which distant light often glimmers like a promise of discovery.
.POERAVA'S DEAR FRIEND ELISA IS LONG OVERDUE FOR A LUAU. HER IMPRESSIONS OF THE OCEAN ARE DREAMLIKE AND LIKE NO OTHER. I CHALLENGE HER TO COME TO HAWAII, AND CONFRONT THE BEAUTY OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN.