Jay

Exon

Tulsa, Oklahoma

acrylic

My paintings are emotive, evoking the viewer’s feelings rather than being neutrally or objectively descriptive.

Artist Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT

It is my belief that the most important task ahead of us is to find our joy and share it with others. My interest in painting has evolved into a passion and here I share it with you. Joseph Campbell wrote, “Follow your bliss.” So that’s what I’m doing. 

 

I approach my craft with a method of intuition. I let things happen. My body of work demonstrates persistent efforts to grow in the art form and each paintings is a genuine reflection of my heart. My paintings are emotive, evoking the viewer’s feelings rather than being neutrally or objectively descriptive. They stir the imagination.

 

Titles are important to me as they hint at how I interpret the works. Each of my paintings unveils a meaningful narrative to me. However, I encourage you to find your own stories in my pigmented expressions.

Artist Bio

ABOUT

Jay Parker Exon began flourishing a brush painting large scenic drops and stage sets for the theater, apprenticing with noted set designer Richard Ellis, former Scenic Coordinator for Radio City Music Hall. Though his abstract style of painting is seldom seen on the stage, he brings to each work a sense of theatricality and employs learned techniques of color theory and materials use.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

The Curve Gallery: SEPT-OCT 2018 (Muskogee, OK)

Landon Thomas Designs: JUNE-AUG 2018 (Tulsa, OK)

Art Live, The Meridia : FEB 2018 (Tulsa, OK)

Plein Air Pop-Up, West Elm: FEB 2017 (Tulsa, OK)

Michael Brothers Hair: JUNE-NOV 2016 (Tulsa, OK)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Canvas and Dance, Skiatook Arts Center: OCT 2019 (Skiatook, OK)

2019 Parade of Homes: JUNE 2019 (Tulsa, OK)

46th Annual Designer Showcase, Harwelden Mansion: MAY 2019 (Tulsa, OK)

Yin and Yang, Chrysalis Salon: MAY-JUNE 2019 (Tulsa, OK)

Fresh Oklahoma 2019, Landon Thomas Designs: FEB-MAR 2019 (Tulsa, OK)

Abstracted, Tulsa Artery : JAN-FEB 2018 (Tulsa, OK)

Kindred Art Show: NOV 2017 (Jenks, OK)

Contemporium, Skiatook Arts Center : AUG-SEPT 2017 (Skiatook, OK)

Decopolis Fine Arts Show: NOV-DEC 2016 (Tulsa, OK)

DEAR DELORES
CELESTIAL FOLLIES
DEAR DELORES
CELESTIAL FOLLIES
THE SPACE PALACE
THE SPACE PALACE
TOSCA
TOSCA
THE BRAVERY TEST
THE BRAVERY TEST
LIFE IN THE FRIENDLY FOREST
LIFE IN THE FRIENDLY FOREST
THE KINGDOM OF FLUORESCENT SPLENDOR
THE KINGDOM OF FLUORESCENT SPLENDOR
COSMIC INCUBATOR
COSMIC INCUBATOR
SERAPE UNO
SERAPE UNO
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NAB THE AZALEAS
GUISEPPE ON THE NIGHTTIME PHONOGRAPH
BLUE MOON ZEBRAS
GUISEPPE ON THE NIGHTTIME PHONOGRAPH
BLUE MOON ZEBRAS
THE CHERRY BLOSSOM SPECIAL
THE CHERRY BLOSSOM SPECIAL
NIGHTTIME IN SPRINGTIME
NIGHTTIME IN SPRINGTIME
IRIS
IRIS
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