The upcoming opening reception of "Get Rich Quick II" will host guests in an early-evening presentation of three main spaces, displaying Lash's latest investigations on currency. Guests will be met with never before seen work, treats, and the musical impressions by hand pan musician Jordan Auber (@colorofrhythm).
In "Get Rich Quick II," Jenna Lash harnesses a pointillist technique to represent her impressions on how diverse cultures represent themselves symbolically in their financial systems. In the artist's words, "I call myself a Neo-pointillist cultural currency artist because I am a visual artist who comments on cultural identity by reinterpreting the images of domestic and international currency. By enhancing the iconography of money to inspire my art, I use the familiar to inform the abstract."
Familiar and relatable, the iconographies are the platform for the impetus on a discussion of current and past cultural mores and their influence on currency. Many of the large paintings range from 48 to 160" in dimension and convey their message through a meticulous application of build-up dotted color, as did Georges Seurat, and Paul Signac.
Lash has been written up by Ralph Gardner of "The Wall Street Journal," and "Bloomberg News". "The National Art Museum and Gallery Guide," and "The Art Now/New York Gallery Guide," have both displayed illustrations of her work in their magazines.