Sphinx, ceramic, gold glaze, 9” x10” x 14”, 2013

Zoopsia, the visual hallucination of animals derives from Zoon — Greek for animal and Opsis for seeing.

“Jenny Lynn McNutt’s painting and sculpture are grounded in the fact that humans are simultaneously both animal and symbol maker. This tension, coiled within the flesh, explodes in this body of work. A specific gesture — of play, of war, of dancing, or of sex — is the release that inspires these paintings and sculptures. This interplay provides a tautness that tangos with the materiality and manipulation of paint or clay.”

—Galerie Witteveen press materials

Galerie Witteveen
Visual Arts Centre,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
October 2013