The Blue Hour (A clock stopped) by Jessica Halonen
February 2 - May 7, 2017
The Blue Hour (A clock stopped) investigates the historical intersection of art and science through the exploration of the pigment Prussian Blue. The works in this exhibition, ranging from oil on linen to sculpture, tap into the cultural and social associations the color blue evokes for many: nostalgia and loss. Moments of transition reverberate throughout the exhibition and are echoed in the title of the exhibition. The Blue Hour (A clock stopped) refers not only to the pigment but also to an atmospheric phenomenon: the elusive period between day and night when a fleeting vibrant blue illuminates the sky.
Opening Reception is Thursday, February 2, 2017, from 6-9 PM at Blue Star Contemporary, at 116 Blue Star, and is free and open to the public. Exhibit runs in the Middle Gallery February 2 – May 7, 2017.
Jessica Halonen (Born in Milford, Michigan) lives and works in Austin and San Antonio. Halonen combines sculpture and painting to create rigorously crafted, idiosyncratic objects that explore intersections between art and science. She received a MFA in Painting from Washington University in Saint Louis and has been an Artist-in-Residence at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire; Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency Program at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin; and the Core Program at Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Her work has been exhibited widely, notably at The Contemporary Austin, Fort Worth Contemporary, the McNay Art Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Art Museum of South Texas, Fort Wayne Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Halonen is currently an associate professor of art in the Department of Art and Art History at Trinity University in San Antonio.