Veronica Jaeger will bring her vision of humankind, its complexities and situations to life in her artwork as her exhibit, Humano-Metric, will be on display at the Ben Bailey Art Gallery at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Jaeger’s art will be on exhibit from Sunday, Nov. 4, through Wednesday, Nov. 21, with an artist reception and talk at 2
p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14.
“The relation between the reality of the physical world and the reality of the mind is what moves me to create,” Jaeger said. “Part of this motivation comes from life’s emotions and experiences resulting in metaphorical imagery that exemplifies an opposites’ interaction between human nature and geometry. This connection figure-geometry is primordial in my work.
“I begin organizing these ideas around the components I use to build my paintings like color-wooden blocks, human figures and faces, strings and some other objects, which unfold into the fusion of human and geometric explorations and its allegorical significances: comical, emotional, physical, spiritual, neutral,” she said. “This is the way I perceive life and existence, a permanent blend of good, bad and incomprehensible facts. This is the truth of life as I see it. My intention is to mock the palpable reality and its false sense of order, normalcy, security and stability.”
Jaeger lives and works in South Texas. Her work has been exhibited at different national and international venues, including the Museo Contemporaneo de Arte in Tamaulipas, Mexico; the Museum of Art and Sciences in McAllen; the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts in Tallahassee; the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana; and in galleries in New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Universidad Rafael Urdaneta in Maracaibo, Venezuela and a master’s degree in studio painting from the University of Texas-Pan American.
In 2008, she was awarded a grant by the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture and in 2009 she received the Lenore Segan Award from the Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation in New York City. Most recently, she has participated locally in the Texas Biennial and as a finalist on the Hunting Art Prize during the 2010, 2011 and 2012 competitions in Houston.
The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 361-593-3401.