Atlanta-based artist Jeni Stallings creates work that often draws from her dreams and personal experiences. She tends to render those moments in a muted, femininity-infused surrealism far from the hard-edged style of notable Surrealists like Salvador Dali. With their layers of beeswax sealing a moment into memory, her paintings draw from a lexicon melding dreamwork with a touch of Southern eccentricity." See Jeni's work here.
--Felicia Feaster, Atlanta Journal-Constitution (September 29, 2021)
"I spend a lot of time 'listening' to paintings, trying to sort out what it is they’re supposed to be. If I begin with a product in mind, it’s quickly abandoned. When it comes to painting, I’m not very good with concepts...I don’t seem to be able to consciously go right to a painting that’s about this or that. These paintings are founded through an abstract language first and foremost and content arrives organically as a result. For me, it’s like putting the horse in front of the cart." --Donald Beal See his work here.