Gallery 1075 Hosts Work by James Jansen

If you haven’t been to an art gallery yet, stop by the Community Center to experience Whimsical Storytelling, an exhibit by James Jansen, with works inspired by Mexican and American heritage and history.

Whimsical Storytelling will be on view at Gallery 1075 inside the West Sacramento Community Center from December 5th to 22nd.   You’re invited to attend the artist reception Tuesday, December 5th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Light refreshments will be provided.

About the Artist

Jansen’s current series emerged during his three years in West Sacramento, before moving into the Warehouse Artist Lofts, a nearby artist community.  He was a Chula Vista resident for about 20 years before moving north. Jansen’s love of the country became the fuel for his imagination and his work.

Jansen prizes his ability to remember and recall details of the world and apply them to canvas in a relaxed or whimsical way.  His imaginative depictions of Catrinas and skeletons are inspired by the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead.)  Jansen also holds a penchant for history and works depicting the Old West, featuring legendary characters like Jesse James and Wild Bill Hickok.  These imaginative historical works bring life and color to otherwise aged stories.  Collectively, both the historical and cultural inspired works are all narratives, sharing stories and  inviting the viewer to read along.

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