One River presents exhibitions from emerging artists who are making work that we believe to be current, relevant and potentially important. Our exhibition series supports working artists and our mission to create more awareness for contemporary art.
Upcoming Exhibition: Jesse Greene
August 11 to 31, 2018
Tangible Material’ features the most recent works by artist Jesse Greene. This showcase is a juxtaposition of modern contemporary art with clean, hard-line urban flair.
The Chicago-born artist comes from a family that encouraged his creative expression at a young age. He took an interest in various art forms, from painting to photography, and he’s never looked back. Jesse uses his creative outlets to express himself through the use of color and vivid imagery.
The current installation features a new series of paintings, focusing on color and typographical design elements and their complementary nature. Using mixed media techniques, these works are the product of urban lifestyle, color theory, and composition study.
The title ‘Tangible Material’ was chosen, according to Greene, because generally we don't see urban art as tangible material. This showcase takes that concept and merges it with fine art elements to make the expression not only complex in terms of mixing genres, but also tangible in terms of scale, weight and longevity.