AVION: Kathleen Jacobs

3 October - 23 November 2019

The Bonnier Gallery is pleased to announce Kathleen Jacobs’ debut solo exhibition in Miami entitled “AVION.” The opening reception will be held on October 3, 2019 at 6:30 PM at The Bonnier Gallery. This exhibition of recent oil paintings will be on view through November 23rd in the main gallery space.


The natural landscape that surrounds us is the result of the epic battles between the elements. Our ancient ancestors recognized these forces at play and in mythopoetic language captured the essence in story and symbol. In almost every culture, the origin story involves forces of nature --- water in particular. Jacobs’ paintings have a quality of presence that recognizes the unifying flow which connect the trees, roots, wind, rain, clouds, sky, and human experience.


As Kathleen focuses on the micro-scale of the landscape, she reveals the macro-scale of the dynamic flow of patterns which surround us. Avion brings forth the nation that resonates in the myth; everything is connected. We are surrounded by the continually unfolding terrain of an origin story.


The title “Avion”, as well as all the titles of Jacobs’ paintings, comes from an intersection on an instrument aviation map. These intersections have no place; they are simply abstract places along abstract routes which can only be found by electronic instruments installed in airplanes. They are a perfect metaphor for the surface of Jacob’s paintings.