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Jackie Tileston show at pentimenti (October 29th-November 28th, 2015)

Jackie Tileston: Everything is Everything

pentimenti, 145 North Second Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106



Pentimenti Gallery is excited to present 

JACKIE TILESTONEverything is Everything, a solo exhibition at Pentimenti Gallery. 


This show includes paintings on linen, mixed media works on paper, and digital prints. Each piece acts as a gateway to spaces that are vast and all encompassing, while also feeling strangely close and familiar.


Calling on the interaction of contrasting visual elements and art historical references, Tileston has created an atmosphere that plays by its own rules, while paralleling our own in a heterotypic fashion. Ecosystems in themselves, they are alive with opaque mandala-like ornamentation, trails that surface and recede on vaporous threads, murky rifts, fields of nebulous color, and landmasses built of thick oil paint. Each element is actively engaged with the others, sometimes violently, other times harmoniously. These visual structures succeed in developing a synchronized habitat of “otherness”, a place that is collectively neither here nor there.


“Painting has an ability to open up alternative visual experiences that can specifically align us with internal spaces, altered states of consciousness, euphoria, complexity, and the unpresentable.  Abstraction, especially, is an expert intermediary, translating the nonverbal and not quite visible realities into perceivable, material form. Paintings can function as runners between realms, physical and philosophical both.” (Tileston)


Jackie Tileston received her BFA from Yale University, New Haven,CT, and her MFA in painting from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Tileston has had exhibitions at the Discovery Museum, Bridgeport,CT; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX; Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY; Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack,NY; The Rutgers University, Camden, NJ; and more. Her work is in collections including: JP Morgan Chase; Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; Dallas Museum of Art; West Virginia University Art Museum, and more. She has been awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation 2011 Painters and Sculptors Grant. The 2006 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for Painting as well as many others. Jackie Tileston is represented by Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia.


For all inquiries, please contact Pentimenti Gallery at or +1 215.625.9990.

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