Les Beaux Arts Gallery

Terra Nova
Maps and Landscapes by Hazel Jarvis
October 23 - November 30, 2016
 

Hazel Jarvis, the darling artist of Greenwich, exhibited her latest collection of paintings, which featured maps and landscapes of local scenes, New Orleans, and the southwest. Greenwich landscape has found a new voice in Jarvis: “I really enjoy creating maps that try to give a sense of place rather than being cartographically correct. The narrative of the landscape is what interests me,” she explains. A keen observer of nature’s line and geometry with a twist of subtle, bright colors, she creates a visionary delight of a surreal psychedelic world reminiscent of David Hockney. The viewer is happily caught between figuration, storytelling, and an illustration of utopia. Jarvis’s paintings are to be experienced with joy.