Jill Zevenbergen: "My work reflects everyday, banal experience while simultaneously creating a new natural, reality. Photographs taken during road trips or walks capture usually unnoticed moments. The landscape is pared down to its essential forms and flattened to create geometric shapes and patterns The photographic images combined with the geometric residue, give both an intellectual and emotional analysis of the American landscape. These interventions create a surprise that forces a reprocessing of the information and help make sense of created and inhabited spaces.
Jill Zevenbergen is an MFA candidate at VCU's Department of Painting and Printmaking. She was nominated by her department to participate in the Fourth Annual Graduate Artist Forum at 1708 Gallery.