Gouache exhibition provides respite for faculty, staff

April 14, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources
One of Schlesinger’s pieces now on display.

Jaye Schlesinger is a full-time painter living and working in Ann Arbor. Her work includes realist oil paintings of common everyday objects and abstracted subjects portrayed in gouache (opaque watercolor) on paper.

One of her recent bodies of work is now on display at Michigan Medicine. It evolved from years of photographing rooftops, playgrounds, houses and aerial views, and digitally manipulating them to create colorful and quirky compositions.

The scenes are not intended to be specific locales, but rather to celebrate the color, shape, rhythm and structure found in the daily environment. Gouache is a medium which requires slow and careful application and reflects the artist’s view of painting as a meditative pursuit.

If you need a break at the academic medical center, take a look for yourself:

Where: Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1.

When: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily through June 5