As a digital show of affordable artworks, "Stay Art Home" is open for virtual visitation via the interactive "KunstMatrix" platform. And sliding within the computerized space, a piece by the Greek artist Angeliki Papageorgiou comes into focus. It is a wash of mixed media coloration on a board canvas. The title, "La Fiesta" (2020), speaks to its pale interfusion of abstractions that, together, form a landscape of soft forms, generously open to interpretation. There is a figure somehow against a horizon, entering an opening, but everything is unsure.
That said, Jam curated contemporary Norwegian painter Johan Söderström for the "Stay Art Home" show, particularly his piece, "296 Turned Table - Wishing Well" (2020). It is a mixed media work that looks to be an agglomeration of eyeball-like shapes that form indiscernible, fluid patterns. Söderström works like a handyman, using home improvement tools that would have a certain resonance with the overall theme of Jam's curation. But considering his technical ingenuity, and its effect, it seems that much is lost in its digital perception.
In his "Untitled" series of four paintings, Umut depicts raven-haired personages wearing black shoes, and plain, casual, though slightly formal clothes. The colors red, green and blue run throughout. The curation begins with a vision of three women standing outside of a short building painted a vibrant blue. One woman holds the hand of a girl dressed in what looks like a school uniform. Two of the women talk to each other. They both wear red top garments. Umut's choice of color, according to the figure, is as puzzling as Söderström's rustic abstraction.