Jenny Grönholm

Last Meal


Jenny Grönholm’s solo exhibition Shipwreck at Hobusepea Gallery in 2017 featured an earlier version of this family picture, anchoring the depicted subjects to the exhibition title referring to a tragic event. The only brightly artificial spot of colour in the painting completed five years ago is the flowers on the foreground, enthroned as a funeral wreath in a farmhouse room like in a closed, airless capsule. The anonymous family portrait displayed here has been given a sense of hope by the picture space that opens to the blue sky and the plants growing in this naturally vital surrounding.