Recent works in oil and gouache by Quincy artist Jennifer Bock-Nelson will be on display in Quincy University's Gray Gallery February 4 - 28. The exhibition will be open to the general public without charge during operating hours of the Brenner Library.
Bock-Nelson's oil on canvas, "Shift," recently won Best in Show honors in the Mary S. Oakley and Lee Lindsay Area Artists Showcase at the Quincy Art Center. In 2010, the artist earned second place recognition in the Showcase, and she received an honorable mention award in the 2011 Quad-State Biennial.
Bock-Nelson holds a bachelor's degree in art from Houghton College (New York) and an MFA from Northern Illinois University. She has served on the adjunct faculties of Judson College and Culver-Stockton College and is now teaching at the Quincy Art Center and at John Wood Community College.
Bock-Nelson has exhibited widely in juried, solo, and group exhibitions. She is represented by Gallery Solaro in Quincy.
In her work, the artist explores her fascination with the process of perception. "Paint seems an apt medium to capture the fluidity of light and the magnetic, man-made colors that punctuate the landscape," she has commented. "I am also interested in the contradiction of using a painting (a fixed, monumental tribute that withstands time) to describe an event that is barely visible in real time."