Artist Statement Submitted 2019Jen Noone is a mixed media artist with a primary interest in materiality. She investigates products that are familiar to the contemporary consumer in an attempt to better understand herself and her surrounding world.
In her most recent body of work she both enacts and subtly critiques the endless pursuit of perfection. Manipulating the material characteristics of latex paint, Noone repeatedly coats glass surfaces, before scraping away layers of the dried latex. Each new overlay of paint represents an attempt to improve upon the previous layers but, rather than perfection, the result is a messy accumulation of frayed skins, the evidence of past attempts. While the pursuit of perfection may inevitably result in failure, Noone’s work suggests that the quest for the ideal form, even if it repeatedly misses the mark, has a beauty and charm all its own.