(Jeffrey Gent) Landers #39
Mixed media assemblage
Jeffrey Gent’s assemblages are inspired by the regional tradition of found object “yard art” and early 20th century modernist sculpture. The weather-worn objects he finds discarded in the high desert of southern California are incorporated into simple, often totemic, assemblages. An organic palette of sun bleached wood, rust, and old paint is juxtaposed with rough cut blocks of pure white alabaster, cast plaster of paris, and cast cement. Jeffrey attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.