#CASTLEDRONE | FAR OUT features Brooklyn-based painters Jennifer J. Lee and Dana Powell. Paintings that are united by their quality of paint, in texture and playfulness in imagery.

Jennifer J. Lee’s imagery draws towards her own nostalgia, pre-internet memories of a 90s youth and Generation X hippie storylines. Her process reflects an affection for the net as a breeding ground of possibility, making her easel paintings plein air style in a windowless room, referencing images off a computer screen. Working on the rough texture of jute, Lee transforms these digital images into significant form, her materials affirming their objecthood; their place in our realm. Lee is originally from Pittsburgh, PA holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and a MFA from Rhode Island School of Design.

Dana Powell’s paintings are images of meditation on life, sex, decay and desire. Her painterly, stream-of-consciousness approach presents an openness to the work, permitting interruptions and accidents to further develop her ideas. She works from imagination, starting from a glimpse of something once seen in her experience or in a dream and builds on this as the painting progresses. She refreshingly takes on representation that is as expressive as it is solidly built. Dana Powell from Milwaukee, Wisconsin attended Cooper Union where she received a BFA in 2015.

FAR OUT was curated by Anthony Palocci Jr., and will be on view October 7 – November 22, 2017. Please join us for an opening reception on October 7, 5-9pm, remarks by the artists at 7pm. If you are interested in learning more about the work or scheduling a visit, please email: castledrone@gmail.com // 1476 River Street, Hyde Park, MA 02136

Jennifer J. Lee is a Brooklyn based artist from Pittsburgh, PA. She holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design 2010. She has studied at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris France and has attended Skowhegan School of painting and sculpture in the summer of 2009. She has shown in various artist run spaces in New York and Brooklyn and at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh. Her other projects include Sister, a curatorial platform and guest editor at Black Cat Journal.

Dana Powell, b. 1989 Milwaukee, Wisconsin attended Cooper Union and received her BFA in 2015. She has shown her paintings at many galleries in NYC. Her most recent solo exhibition, Smoke Screen at Allen & Eldridge in NY, NY was reviewed in Artforum’s “Critics’ Picks”. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.