French Art & Fine Furniture
Princeton artist, Carole Jury will be displaying her work at BoConcepts Princeton.
By Sarah Emily Gilbert
Carole Jury’s paintings are like sophisticated Rorschach tests. They can only be defined by the subject’s perceptions of her strokes.
“A painting needs to be made one’s own,” Jury explains. “It’s a kind of secret space where everyone can find one’s own personal refuge. Through painting, I feel anything is possible. The spectator can imagine anything and everything he wants. My reliefs and colors allow for countless interpretations. Then, the spectator will have made my painting his own.”
Come November, spectators can make Jury’s paintings their own. The artist’s original paintings will be on display and available for purchase at BoConcept Princeton in MarketFair Mall from November 3 to November 23. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, November 3 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jury has lived in Princeton for two years with her husband and three children, but the Lyon, France-native remains heavily influenced by French artist, Pierre Soulages. The broad, textured strokes in her paintings are indeed reminiscent of the celebrated abstractionist, but while Soulages is known for his use of black, Jury’s works feature calming blues, rich browns, and other earth tones. This is particularly evident in one her favorite paintings being exhibited, Music in Fall.
“Reliefs, light, brightness and nuances of colors have oriented my artistic work,” says Jury. “Oil paintings allow an artist to play with nuances through the superposition of paints. Additionally, elements of nature, water, sky, wood, and the materials, metal & plastic, are the others sources of my inspiration. Music in Fall is the fruit of observing fall leaves reflect on a river.”
As is evident in her gallery of work, Jury’s modern paintings lend themselves to any interior, whether it is a living room or office. Paintings are a great addition to a room. They make a space appear finished and aesthetic. Unlike before, they can now be bought online from companies such as LITO. Since the procurement of such statement pieces has been made easy, many people seem to include artwork while designing their homes.
That said, the thought-provoking nature of Jury’s paintings sparks conversation, without overwhelming a space. This makes them an ideal fit for BoConcept. Headquartered in Denmark, the high-end furniture designer is known for its contemporary creations that combine fashion and function. Led by store manager and interior designer, Marianne Brooks, the BoConcept Princeton staff provides expert advice to customers, catered to their individual style and needs. Together, Jury and BoConcept will bring Princeton fine art and furniture with European sensibility.
For more information on Carole Jury and her exhibit visit carolejury.com or call BoConcept Princeton at (609) 799 – 5300. The store and gallery is located in MarketFair, 3535 US 1 South.