Jenny Gummersall's images of horses, natural objects and landscapes present an enduring and iconic vision of the West. But while the subject matter is familiar, Jenny's photographs abstract the shapes into unfamiliar forms. This is seen clearly in the horse abstract series where the extreme close-up view of the manes, backs and faces of these animals are transformed to suggest landscape, dance or other purely natural scenes.
Gummersall's work is inspired by illuminated forms, driven by "writing" with light, coupled with a constant close observation of her enviornment. there is a strong desire to share with the viewer the interchange of what is presented to her lens.
From her earliest days in the dark room, at just 3 years old, she has "studied" life with a unique eye for the normal being transformed into the unusual. A graduate of the University of New Mexico, Gummersall's love of the West was first inspired by the New Mexico light. Her mentor, the late Professor Reinhold Misselbeck, then Curator of Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany encouraged Jenny to photograph her present surroundings so as to share those expert technical abilities with her passion of "drawing with light".
For over 3 decades, Jenny Gummersall's photographic work had been exhibited by galleries and collected throughout the US and abroad by private individuals, corporations and museums. Feature article's celebrating Gummersall's art have appeared in magazines and books including Aspren Magazine, Cowboy's and Indians, Southwest Art-(cover), Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, Canada's Wish Magazine, Horse Dreams Book and the book The Art in the Residences at the Little Nell (cover).
Jenny's work may be veiwed in fine art galleries and collections in Aspen, Chicago, Oklahoma, Telluride, Denver, Dallas/Fort Worth, Scottsdale and California to name a few. She is married to abstract artist C. Gregory Gummersall. They live on a ranch near Durango, Colorado. Together they raised three boys who are all finding sucess in the arts.
- Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson AZ
- The Museum at Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX
- The Kanter Family Collection, Art Enterprises, Chicago, IL
- Omni Hotel, Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville, TN
- Nestles's Corporation, Glendale, CA
- Baylor Hospital, St Andrews Women's Hospital, Ft. Worth, TX
- Farm Credit Services, Omaha, NE
- Four Seasons Las Colinas, Dallas, TX
- Roland Betts, Chelsea Pier, NYC
- ABC's television series' "My So Called Life" and "Relativity"
- Mercy Regional Medical Center-Durango, CO
- White Wave Corporation (SILK), Boulder, CO
- First Wester Trust Bank, Scottsdale, AZ
- Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
- University Hospital, Denver, CO
- Lynmar Winery, Sebastapol, CA
- Telluride Conference Center, CO
- High Spirits and Yu, Osaka Japan
- Merrit and Hagen, Woodland Hills, CA
- Futurenet, Madrid, Spain
- Southern Ute Museum, Ignacio, CA
- Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale Denver, CO
- Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ
- LA Art Show Bruce Lurie Gallery
- Briar Cliff Review, Sioux City, IA
- JRB Fine Art, OKC, OK
- Posner Fine Art, LA
- Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
- Telluride Gallery Of Fine Art,
- Lincoln Ctr Art Gallery Specific Environments: Landscape as Metaphor Ft. Collins, CO
- Invitational: Photographers Network, Seigen, Germany
- Anderson O’Brien, Omaha, NE
- JRB Fine Art, Oklahoma City, OK
- Jean Albano, Chicago, IL