Jon Gernon is a painter, printmaker and independent curator living in the Eastside of Historic Troy, NY. His current works focus on creating modern day fables, allegories and lore.
Jon is a former gallerist and gallery director with over 25 five years of curating and designing exhibitions. His personal work has been included in over seventy group and solo exhibitions including at the Attleboro Arts Museum (Attleboro, MA), The Morris Graves Museum (Eureka, CA), The Hyde Collection (Glens Falls, NY), The George Segal Gallery at Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ). The Kinsey Institute at Indiana State University (Bloomington, In). In 2015 his work was part of the traveling Contemporary Magic Realism Exhibition in Denmark, England, and the United States.
His work has been written about and published in American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, Art Alternative, Juxtapoz, Southwest Art, Artscope, Wallstreet International and Hyperallergic.
This body of work started in 2016 while living in Richmond, VA with the concept of creating looser pieces on a larger scale. The architect of the pieces starts with the hundreds of photos I have taken of models and flowers over the past 15 years. Cutting, Assembling and piecing them together to create a blueprint for the painting.
Combining sensuous richness, historical myths and a studio filled with background sounds of shoegazing/dreampop/noise, ala’ Cocteau Twins, I’m trying to create a moment of conscious dreams & floating beauty. Devoid of any current political news or social statements, I’m simply trying to construct a beautiful image.