Zeitgeist Gallery / 516 Hagan St. , #100 December 3, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Jonathan Phillippi

Zeitgeist is excited to be working with Jonathan (Jon) Phillippi and the Friends Life Community to present this work.

Jon allows his artwork to be a form of communication and to share a window into his creative, sometimes mischievous, often playful mind.

His paintings embrace imagination, process, and chance. Using highly watery paints, he lets the paint flow, as colors swirl and seep into one another. He often uses black, hinting at mystery and intrigue. He loves to “get messy” in art, coating his hands in paint to feel the experience of expression. But “messy” his paintings are not, as they exude elegance and the calm of a traveling drop of rain on a windowpane. Jon also utilizes the medium of sculpture to express playfulness and a curious dichotomy between minimalism and obsession. His sculptural work bundles beads, wire, and other found objects to create a counterpoint to his paintings that embrace color and whimsy. Altogether, Jon’s work is a contemplation of both the natural and the supernatural, taking us to a realm beyond this one.

Friends Life Community provides opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to grow personally, develop socially, and enjoy community as they experience life together.

Image: Jon Phillipi, Untitled, 2022, Mixed media on canvas, 20 x 24 inches