Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

460 Harrison Avenue #C7, Boston, MA 02118 USA

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Lavaughan Jenkins is a painter, printmaker, and sculptor. He was raised in Pensacola, Florida and currently creates his work in Boston, MA. He received a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2005. Since that time, Jenkins has become a recipient of the 2019 James and Audrey Foster Prize awarded annually by the Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston. In 2016, he was named Emerging Artist of the year at Kingston Gallery in Boston, MA, Jenkins is a recipient of the 2015 Blanche E. Colman Award and in 2002 received the Rob Moore Grant in Painting. He has exhibited his work most recently at venues such as Abigail Ogilvy Gallery (Boston), The Painting Center (NY), Suffolk University Gallery (Boston), and Oasis Gallery (Beijing). Jenkins donates annually to the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Auction which supports student scholarships.

“I have cultivated a long relationship with painting—one that I challenge and redefine with each piece. My works demand attention and admiration of the viewer, rather than being polite and academic societal studies of art. I attempt to grasp complex human emotional ideas and memories, reclaiming them over time, and all the while never losing grip on present moments and emotions. My work is an ephemeral experience of being human and the realization that we create a lifetime of memories that fade and are replaced with newer ones. The figures emerge, and at times spill over the edge of the canvas, allowing them to come in contact with the world beyond the painting, unrestricted as three-dimensional paintings. The depth of the work creates ever-changing shadows across the wall, nearly as important as the finished paintings themselves. Accidental spills creating boundless forms; this is what I love about painting.” – Lavaughan Jenkins

Lavaughan Jenkins
Untitled
2019, Oil paint with foam and modeling paste structure, 7 x 4 x 4 in.
Lavaughan Jenkins
Untitled
2019, Oil paint with foam and modeling paste structure, 7 x 4 x 4 in.
Lavaughan Jenkins
Untitled
2019, Oil paint with foam and modeling paste structure, 7 x 4 x 4 in.
Lavaughan Jenkins
I want to learn you
2019, Oil paint over foam and modeling paste on panel, 12 x 9 x 8 in.
Lavaughan Jenkins
Untitled
2019, Oil paint with foam and modeling paste structure, 7 x 4 x 4 in.
Lavaughan Jenkins
you will always be my tall dark stranger
2019, Oil paint over foam and modeling paste on panel, 12 x 9 x 8 in.
Lavaughan Jenkins in his Roxbury studio, in front: works in progress for VOLTA 2020.
Lavaughan Jenkins
What Does It Take
2019, Oil on wood panel, 48 x 48 in.