Kendal K Jacques creates still life paintings that reference memory, personal history and rural culture.
Kendal paints entirely from life, studying objects that she has collected over time. In spending hours quietly observing these items, it is her hope that she captures a quality that photos cannot – honoring the object and the history associated with it. As Andrew Wyeth says: “I search for the realness, the real feeling, all the texture around it. I always want to see the third dimension of something. I want to come alive with the object.”
Her still lives often include items associated with domesticity such as tea towels or antique kitchen utensils or elements of architecture including hinges, window frames, and cabinetry. At times, she includes oil paint and pigments made by hand from clay on found on her family’s farm.
Kendal Jacques is originally from Enigma, Georgia. In 2017, she graduated from the University of Georgia with a BFA in Painting. She currently lives and works in Athens, Georgia.
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