A Jen Trute Retrospective
Reception Saturday, August 9, 2014, 6-9 pm
Exhibit runs through July 31- October 8, 2014
Jen Trute (1960 – 2011) was a technically advanced artist known for her environmentally conscientious oil paintings. This exhibition features Trute’s paintings highlighting her surreal environmental narratives she dubbed “Enviroscapes.”
Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Trute followed an innate artistic vision throughout her life. As a child, her love of nature and fascination with its beauty inspired steady practice of drawing and painting. She received her fine art degree in painting and graphic design at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.
Using traditional techniques with multiple layers of glazing, velatura, scumbling, and transparent optics, Trute created a series of detailed oil paintings on linen and canvas that focused on the environmental havoc cast across our planet by mankind.
Her art combines elements of classical and surreal styles creating luminous visual narratives of the current state of our society and environment in an edgy, often darkly humorous manner.
Trute's paintings earned numerous awards throughout San Diego and were exhibited in many galleries and museums, notably the Oceanside Museum of Art, San Diego Art Institute's Museum of the Living Artist, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Noel- Baza Gallery, Cannon Art Gallery, and the San Diego Natural History Museum.