Jerry Frost


Artist's Statement

My artistic journey is a process which allows me to express the many levels of my life through color, texture and illusion on a two dimensional surface. Pushing and pulling the paint and bringing it to a place of comprehensive completion is always my goal.

My palette evolves with each series. Color expresses the here and now for me. As life progresses, my color choices unfold. The work is abstract, suggestive, and always emotional. When I approach the canvas I incorporate the primed surface and the paint that will follow. As I work the painting I simultaneously see a sense of direction, and yet I feel as if some other force is at hand and if I am open to the experience the magic will go through me. When a painting appears to be unsuccessful, I realize that I was fighting the flow and trying to control it. When this dichotomy occurs I can play it back in my mind and see the struggle.

Oil on canvas is my usual medium. My tools are putty knives, smudge rags and an occasional pencil. The only brush strokes seen in my work since the eighties are in my signature, however the signature is usually scratched into the surface of the paint. Putty knifes seem to be more economical and thinners are not needed. Eliminating brushes also eliminates solvents so the earth gets a little break. Although my work is by no means traditional, I started painting with the basic foundation of realism. For me this was the only way to come to a place where abstraction would have depth. Sometimes painting is like diving into a bees hive to get the honey, a painful journey of resolve to get the taste of essence.

Jerry Lee Frost

Upcoming Shows

Here's your chance to come see the work in person, and meet the artist. Come to one of these upcoming shows!

Show Title: Lobbies
Gallery / Venue: Lobby
Address: 455 Market and 601 Van Ness
City: San Francisco, CA

Show Title: In Memory of Mother
Gallery / Venue: Wintu Cultural Museum
Address: 4755 Shasta Dam Bldv,
City: Shasta Lake,CA
opening reception starts at: 5:00pm
opening reception ends at: 8:00pm
additional info: RECEPTION: June 22nd -5 PM - 8 PM.... Exhibition runs from June through August ..

Show Title: Jerry Lee Frost works in Showplace
Gallery / Venue: Arttitud
Address: 1121 Howard
City: San Francisco, CA
additional info: it is an honor to show at Arttitud with a fabulous showplace

Show Title: Beyond Oz
Gallery / Venue: Apothecarium
Address: 2029 Market
City: San Francisco
opening reception starts at: 6:00pm
opening reception ends at: 8:00pm
additional info: This show is about diversity

Show Title: Jerry Frost 73rd Birthday Art Exhibition
Gallery / Venue: Arttitude
Address: 1121 Howard St.
City: San Francisco
opening reception starts at: 6:00pm
opening reception ends at: 9:00pm

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Solo and Group Exhibitions

2015 - Arttitud 1121 Howard Street San Francisco, Ca

2015 - Aspect Framing /Gallery 731 Polk Street San Frnacisco, Ca

2015 - James Snidle Fine Arts 1190 Bryant Street San Francisco, Ca.

2015 - Paws 3170 23rd Street San Francisco, Ca.

2011 - The Painting Center 547 West 27th Street New York City

2011 - Arttitude 111 Potrero, San Francisco

2011 - James Snidle Fine Arts, Chico,Ca.

2011 - Magnet 4122 18th Street, San Francisco

2010 - Market Street Gallery, San Francisco

2010 - Passion Cafe, San Francisco

2010 - James Snidle Fine Art, San Francisco

2010 - #1 Samsome St., San Francisco

2009 - De Young Museum, San Francisco

2009 - Saint Mary's Cathredral, San Francisco

2009 - Sweet Inspiration, San Francisco

2009 - Aspect Gallery, 731 Polk Street, San Francisco

2009 - Soma Furniture, San Francisco

2009 - It's All About Me Gallery, San Francisco

2008 - LGBT Center, Market Street, San Francisco

2008 - The Artist Alley, San Francisco

2008 - Chico City Hall, Chico CA

2006 - It's All About Me Gallery, San Francisco

2005 - New Conservatory Theater, San Francisco

2005 - James Snidle Fine Arts, Chico CA

2004 - Friday the 13th, San Francisco

2004 - Visual Aid, San Francisco

2004 - Catherian Clark Gallery, Visual Aid Exhibition, San Francisco

2001 - Everything Is Gallery, San Francisco

1992 - Cocktails Lounge, San Francisco


Masters Degree - Painting
May, 1981
Chico State University, California

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