A two person exhibition
Jean Flint and Jeff Mickey
As working artists, who are married, we share many parts of each others lives. At times this overlap is productive and supportive, at times the egos of two artists living in the same space is a challenging endeavor. In both cases, the environment we live in is a strong and dynamic place in which to make art.
Visually our work is very different, we make work that at first seems unrelated. But closer inspection reveals a quiet dialog that comes from shared experiences and responsibilities. Jean’s work is introverted, dealing with being a citizen, woman, wife and parent in contemporary society and at the same time reflecting on her past and the influence her mother’s “Betty Crocker” generation has had on her present perspective. Jeff’s work is extroverted and challenges the viewer to consider new ways to look at the world around us by juxtaposing archetypal forms in seemingly familiar orientations. Both bodies of work exhibited together speak to the similarities and differences of people who choose to share each others lives. In this exhibition we hope to find understanding about our own personal connections and hope that the viewer can find connections and understanding with us, either sympathetically or empathetically.