Jane Kent & David Storey: Drawings Prints and Paintings

On View September 17 – October 29, 2006

Jane Kent, Untitled, 2006, Gouache on printed ground, 18 x 24 inches

Jane Kent & David Storey: Drawings Prints and Paintings features Jane Kent’s screenprint series The Orchid Thief Reimagined and recent oil paintings by David Storey highlighting his use of vibrant bold colors and mechanistic forms.

David Storey, Downpour, 2006, Oil on canvas, 37 x 30 inches

A graduate of the University of Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and brilliant printmaker, Jane Kent has been featured in numerous group exhibitions and most recently, solo shows exhibiting The Orchid Thief Reimagined in galleries in Boston and New York City.  The artist’s book is the product of her collaboration with author Susan Orlean whose novel also prompted the 2002 film Adaptation.  The book consists of images rendered in neutral tones juxtaposed with effusive bands of opaque color, overlaid with evocative passages from the novel selected by the author.  The series captures the fragmentary milieu of the novel with the use of color and literary excerpts.  Also on view are four recent gouaches by Ms. Kent.

David Storey, Caravan, 2006, Oil on canvas, 36 x 30 inches

David Storey, born in Madison, Wisconsin and a graduate of the University of California at Davis, has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships and has been featured in the publications Art in America and Art on Paper.  The exhibition includes five paintings replete with his signature imagery and combination of intense colors – clashing reds, blues, oranges and yellows. A direct descendent of the modernist tradition, Storey has developed a singular style. Jane Kent and David Storey both currently live and work in New York City.

As a member of the American Association of Museums, The Hebrew Home at Riverdale is  committed to publicly exhibiting its art collection throughout its 32-acre campus including the Derfner Judaica Museum and a sculpture garden overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. The Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection provide educational and cultural programming for residents of the Hebrew Home, their families and the general public from throughout New York City, its surrounding suburbs and visitors from elsewhere. The Home is a nonprofit, non-sectarian geriatric organization serving more than 11,000 elderly persons in greater New York through its resources and community service programs. Museum hours: Sunday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Art Collection and grounds open daily, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Call 718 581-1596 for holiday hours and to schedule group tours, or for further information please visit our website at http://www.hebrewhome.org/art

This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.