More People and More
October 21 – November 22, 2017
Reception for the artist Saturday, October 21, 5-7 pm
Moody Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition of collages by Jerry Jeanmard. More People and More spans the last ten years of his career and also marks his third solo exhibition with the gallery. The majority of works are new collages that will be exhibited alongside early works dating back to 2007. Nearly fifty works will be on view, featuring both his figurative and abstract collages.
Jeanmard states, "I have always loved paper. Newsprint, graph paper, kraft paper, wrapping paper, book paper, construction paper, any paper plain or printed - I'm a sucker for it all. That goes a long way to explain the drawers full of it that I've collected, some of which I've owned for fifty years or more. But it wasn’t until I started saving laundry tags - the colors! the numbers! - that I began to think it was about time for me to start doing something constructive with my highly diverse accumulation. And so I began gluing them together into collages, at first abstract compositions driven by shapes and colors and textures. Soon – perhaps due to some subconscious reconnection with a former career as an illustrator – I began to create the figurative pieces." -Introduction to the book Paper People, published by Herring Press in 2014
Jerry Jeanmard was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. His career path led to New York and Houston, where he became a graphic designer and illustrator. In 1984 he joined the interior design firm now known as Wells Design/Jerry Jeanmard. He lives in Houston, Texas.
The exhibition More People and More is on view at Moody Gallery October 21 - November 22, 2017. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, October 21 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The book Paper People is also currently available for purchase. Moody Gallery is located at 2815 Colquitt, Houston, Texas 77098. The gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:30-5:00, and Saturday, 11:00-5:00. For more information, please contact Moody Gallery at 713-526-9911 or by email at email@example.com.