Jon Christopher Gernon

Follow me at:
Instagram
Visit my Store for Prints, Original Art and Apparel

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions:

Of Dreams: Myths from Memory
Opening Reception Friday August 30, 6-9pm
August 30 - September 23, 2019
The Clement Art Gallery
Troy, NY 12180

"Tempera: Nature & Narrative"
April 6 - May 4, 2019
Attleboro Arts Museum
86 Park Street
Attleboro, MA

"Inner Sanctum"
August 31 - September 9, 2018
Springwood Studios
154 4th Street
Troy, NY 12180
Opening reception: Friday August 31 5:30 - 8:30

"Lost & Found: Austin, Gernon, Rein, Whitney & Wigman"
March 30 - April 2018, Reception March 30, 6-9pm
Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery
137 4th Street
Troy, NY

"Small Works 2017 National Exhibition"
February 15 - March 25, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday February 25, 5-7pm
The Shirt Factory Gallery
71 Lawrence Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801

"En Pointe - Drawing From History"
Curated by Diane Savino
April 14 - May 7, 2017
Northampton Historical Museum
Northampton, MA

"Untamed Fauna"
Opening Reception: Saturday December 16, 2016
Alexi Era Gallery
245 W 8th Street
Eugene, OR

"It's all Alchemy & Witchcraft mixed with a bit of beauty and really simple ideas. When done correctly you have magic."

Making art is a strange thing. Artists have an idea, a feeling, a spark and put paint to canvas, clay to form, notes to music and pen to paper. We try to communicate this idea in the hope that the viewer, listener or reader “gets it”. Getting it is where it all goes to hell. Why do we even have to “get it”?
Today the world is filled with such negativity and the access to it is a fingertip away. There are artists that relate their frustration through their work that is sometimes incredibly uplifting and beautiful and sometimes...well, completely depressing and emotionally heavy. The artist and the recipient have different ideas, different thought patterns going on. Sometimes, most of the time in the case of my work it’s very simple: I want you to create a story. I want you the viewer to leave feeling... happy.
This new body of work is for you to have ideas and stories. Your own Myths and Fables . Don’t be caught up in what the artist has to say but be part of the story and the artwork you see before you. Make believe is a wonderful place to live.

Jon Gernon is a painter, printmaker and independent curator living in the Eastside of Historic Troy, NY. His current works focus on creating modern day fables, allegories and lore. Jon is a former gallerist and gallery director with over 25 five years of curating and designing exhibitions. His personal work has been included in over seventy group and solo exhibitions including at the Attleboro Arts Museum (Attleboro, MA), The Morris Graves Museum (Eureka, CA), The Hyde Collection (Glens Falls, NY), The George Segal Gallery at Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ). The Kinsey Institute at Indiana State University (Bloomington, In). In
2015 his work was part of the traveling Contemporary Magic Realism Exhibition in Denmark, England, and the United States.
His work has been written about and published in American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, Art Alternative, Juxtapoz, Southwest Art, Artscope, Wallstreet International, Hyperallergic.