Jess Jacobs

Through the Bramble

June 6 - June 28, 2024

Reception: June 6, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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New Zealand-Samoan artist Jess Jacobs paints luxuriant landscapes that exalt the beauty of the Pacific region. Immersing herself in local history and her familial roots, her bond with Samoa ignites, sparked by stories of a grandmother's childhood in Apia alongside Robert Louis Stevenson. A dedicated researcher, her passion unfurls historical colonial narratives, the impact of globalization, and the urgent reverberations of climate change in the Pacific.

Beyond artistic expression lies a deeper resonance—a poignant call to safeguard the Pacific's intrinsic beauty and cultural legacy. Jacobs’ art embodies impermanence, celebrating resilience, regeneration, and the eternal cycle between old and new, urging observers to embrace change while preserving the essence of what defines us. “Just as the butterfly emerges from the chrysalis, sometimes we need to shed our former shell and take on a new paradigm shift,” she says. “This regeneration, growth and transformation, dark and light, new life, and death of the old is portrayed in my work and I embrace growth, beauty, life, hope, and its preservation from a feminine perspective.”

Jess Jacobs

Through the Bramble

June 6 - June 28, 2024

Reception: June 6, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fanau Ola Mai Le Oti (Birth, Life and Death)
Fanau Ola Mai Le Oti (Birth, Life and Death)

59" x 79"

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New Zealand-Samoan artist Jess Jacobs paints luxuriant landscapes that exalt the beauty of the Pacific region. Immersing herself in local history and her familial roots, her bond with Samoa ignites, sparked by stories of a grandmother's childhood in Apia alongside Robert Louis Stevenson. A dedicated researcher, her passion unfurls historical colonial narratives, the impact of globalization, and the urgent reverberations of climate change in the Pacific.

Beyond artistic expression lies a deeper resonance—a poignant call to safeguard the Pacific's intrinsic beauty and cultural legacy. Jacobs’ art embodies impermanence, celebrating resilience, regeneration, and the eternal cycle between old and new, urging observers to embrace change while preserving the essence of what defines us. “Just as the butterfly emerges from the chrysalis, sometimes we need to shed our former shell and take on a new paradigm shift,” she says. “This regeneration, growth and transformation, dark and light, new life, and death of the old is portrayed in my work and I embrace growth, beauty, life, hope, and its preservation from a feminine perspective.”

Fanau Ola Mai Le Oti (Birth, Life and Death)
Fanau Ola Mai Le Oti (Birth, Life and Death)
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The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas