Janelle Crocker resides in Anderson, South Carolina and is a graduate of Anderson University with a degree in Drawing and Painting, painting being her first love and the main media used when she creates. Manipulation of color is a key focus in her Gestault at Fault series. Janelle prefers to create work that has purpose whether that is to inspire wonder, depict personality, or communicate a message. “I create paintings that are visually and mentally stimulating.” she says. “Using deep abstraction into non-objectivity, I push the perception of depth through manipulation of color and texture. Additionally, I incorporate fragments of the human body into my work. Not only does it intensify the viewer’s reaction and increase the sense of space in the painting, but it also is a way to explore how an actual figure might possibly interact with the painting as if it were a true three-dimensional space. I create images with an unclear suggestion of space in order to challenge the viewer to draw their own conclusions about the work. ”
Janelle’s works rely on the combination of chance and a thought process that is intensive and intuitive. These polar opposites fuel her process from the careful selection of colors, techniques, and media to the way she places paint on the panel. In order to make these stimulating images, she uses a complex series of layers of poured, drizzled, and manipulated paint, as well as the addition of found objects and plaster casts.
Please join us for an artist’s reception where you can meet Janelle and view her work during First Friday, November 4th from 6-8pm.