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Artist’s Drawings Contrast 1914 with 2014

Artist Jennifer May Reiland grew up near Rice University, and was a graduate of the High School for Performing and Visual Arts. She studied art in New York, Spain, and France. The latter two brought out her love of history and inspired her to express this through art using pencils, water colors and markers. In particular, […]

Artist Jennifer May Reiland grew up near Rice University, and was a graduate of the High School for Performing and Visual Arts. She studied art in New York, Spain, and France. The latter two brought out her love of history and inspired her to express this through art using pencils, water colors and markers.

In particular, in Paris, she drew a picture pairing the year 1914, during World War One, with the year 2014. She wanted to express the similarities of fear about outside influences during both those years. The collection of paintings she did during this time and since are coming together in her exhibition, called “Veronicas,” at the Redbud Gallery in the Heights.

Reiland recently sat down with Houston Matters Edel Howlin at the gallery to discuss her first solo show in her hometown. Edel started by asking her what her inspiration was for this exhibit.

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