Mason shares the magnitude of art in Mason Hall exhibit

Jennet Inglis's MAGNITUDE exhibit in Mason Hall (photo by John Irwin)
Jennet Inglis's MAGNITUDE exhibit in Mason Hall (photo by John Irwin)

Jennet Inglis creates art to unify humanity in her Mason Hall exhibit “MAGNITUDE."

MAGNITUDE, the current art exhibit displayed at Mason Hall, uses the open air quality of the gallery to make its works pop. The contributing artist, Jennet Inglis, brings together nature, science and spirituality into one collection. 


Mason's School of the Arts currently hosts the exhibit in the Mason Hall Alumni Gallery,  open to the public until Sept. 20. The exhibit features diverse subjects such as lily and landscape paintings, ink portraits of Iraqi women and abstract depictions of spiritual symbols. Each piece ties into Inglis' theme of human unity with nature.


On her facebook page, Inglis states, "The integration of spirit and matter is my goal in creating artwork.” She says, “The viewers' inspiration and enhancement remains the primary goal of all the work I do." 


Inglis' use of cool colors creates moods ranging from peaceful to gloomy, and the fluidity of her lines helps reinforce the nature motif. Yet her most distinctive pieces are the Color of God series, including the exhibit's namesake, Magnitude. Like its counterparts, it consists of colorful squares arranged in rows of varying lengths and is set against a black background. Inglis' choice to stick with stiff geometric shapes here greatly contrasts with her more organic pieces, but Magnitude still holds an air of spontaneity, which is the overall feel of the exhibit.


Inglis has been creating art for over two decades. Her work can be found throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. She draws inspiration from her passions, science and nature, which developed at an early age. Ever since, she's used her knowledge to educate others through her artwork and lectures.


Inglis will give a "Visual Voices" presentation this Thursday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Harris Theater. Those interested in learning more about her work are highly encouraged to attend.


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