Jeremy Jernegan’s exhibition “Dwell,” which opened in May 2019 at the Workhouse Arts Center in Virginia, references the reality of our situation as inhabitants in a world with rapidly changing climate and our seeming inability to grasp the scale and consequences of our plight. This work continues a long interest of Jernegan’s in the metaphorical potential of water imagery to reference one’s life travel through a vaguely defined environment. The above piece, titled Iris, utilizes screen-printed imagery of water and drawn elements to create an overt reference to the marine environment. Imbedding the pictorial experience within a specific structural form continues to be a key aspect of his work. Jernegan is a professor of art and head of ceramics in the Newcomb Art Department, Tulane University.
Iris, 2019, 48” x 48” x 2”, glazed ceramic and stainless steel (Collection of Jack Hazerjian).