Kathryn Jaroneski’s Ojito Wilderness opens Friday June 4th

378 Gallery presents the June exhibition, beginning Friday, June 4, running through Sunday, June 27. There will be a reception outdoors in the 378 Gallery patio on Friday, June 4 from 5pm to 8pm, featuring live music by CJ Jones and the Spirit Bones. Featured in the main gallery, Ojito Wilderness is a solo show of works by Kathryn Jaroneski. In the Lower Gallery is a duo show presenting watercolors by Patricia Young in the series Linear Landscapes and a ceramic series, From the Waters, by Rose Barron.

Through Ojito Wilderness, Kathryn Jaroneski creates lines and shapes and introduces colors that begin to talk to each other.  The process is evident in the layering of the marks. Each decision is based on the previous decision as work proceeds in an improvisational way to continue the visual repartee. Jaroneski explores collage and photo transfers, adding a new vocabulary to layered conversations with translucent layers of paint in an attempt to give form to a mood. This expression of mood is much like watching a conversation where the words can’t be clearly heard.

Patricia Young’s Linear Landscape series of watercolors focuses on vertical geometric forms. This distinctive patterning comes from the artist’s natural painting strokes created by her instinctive up and down then back and forth right to left movements. Using these gestural marks as motif affords the exploration of other artistic elements. Line, shape, texture, form, space, color, and value maintain the integrity of the series with endless possibility.


Rose Barron’s ceramic series, From the Waters, continues the messages of her photographic series, Women in the Water, symbolizing the connection of women to water and the ritual of women bearing water. Water is the mother of being, we come from water and it preserves us all. Water brings the energy of life, it keeps all of nature that we rely on alive. We all have a vital role to nurture and to protect the world we live in. As we become more aware of global warming and climate change, many are reaching for new, inclusive rituals and symbols that speak to our connectedness to one another, to the totality of life and to our place on this planet.


Rose M Barron received a BFA in graphic design from the University of Georgia, an MFA in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and an MA in photography from Georgia State University. Her art has been widely exhibited in solo and group showings regionally, nationally and internationally, and she has participated in numerous artist residencies. She is a creative projects fellow and part-time professor at the Art Institute of Atlanta.


Kathryn Jaroneski is a graduate of Kent State University and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a BFA in Graphic Design. In 2008 she was selected to participate in the Painting’s Edge residency where she studied with Roland Reiss, Fred Tomaselli, Pat Steir, Mark Bradford and others. She divides her time between her career as a motion designer and art director working in the television industry and her artistic pursuits as a painter.


Patricia Young is an Atlanta area artist focusing on works in acrylic, collage and watercolor. She earned her bachelor’s degree in design from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She has been active in the formation and continuation of ARTucker marketplace for local artists.


CJ Jones and the Spirit Bones plays original songs by band founder/leader, guitarist and Emory University biological researcher Edward “Ted” Pettus. He describes the band as sounding like Commander Cody, Mojo Nixon and Hunter S. Thompson had a three-way mutant love child with an intellectual edge.


The June exhibition in the main and Lo galleries at 378 Gallery will follow public health safety and protocols advised due to the worldwide Corona virus pandemic. The solo show and duo show can be viewed during regular gallery hours, Saturdays and Sundays in June from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and by appointment by calling gallery director Tom Zarrilli at 404-530 9277. Masks are required inside the gallery, and attendance inside the gallery at any one time will be limited in number while viewing the art. Socializing is encouraged outside in the 378 Gallery reception patio.