1. Untitled (Seraphim) (2019) – photograph on watercolor paper; 24 x 24 in.
2. Untitled (Halo) (2019) – oil on canvas; 40 x 30 in.
3. Prey (2019) – oil on canvas; 24 x 24 in.
4. Untitled (Tranferenceii) (2019) – mixed media photograph on watercolor paper; 18 x 24 in.
Jenny Chernansky’s artwork has a dreamlike quality which often draws from historic and mythological elements. Using mixed media painting and photography, the inner landscape of our minds is explored weaving a labyrinth of dream-like images. Concepts of the shadow self, feminine archetypes, and cross-cultural symbolism are often present. Allusions to the past are referenced through historical mediums and imagery while being brought into a contemporary and futuristic context; incorporating the past with the future, creating a friction and symbiosis between the two. Other themes include the transformation of the female archetype of the virgin/whore dichotomy which pervades most of western art and religion.
Jenny has attended the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, and has received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
© Jenny Chernansky