This painting captures the artist's memory of sunbathing by the bank of the Cheat River in West Virginia in mid-October—a brief but glittering moment of pleasure and presence, where the artist felt connected to everything. The title of the composition comes from a John Cassavetes' film of the same name in which Gena Rowland’s character insists that love is a continuous stream.
Sullivan's painting practice evolved out of her work in autobiographical performance and video. The artist's work is a visual manifestation of her psyche, and her paintings serve simultaneously as a diary, a form of psychoanalysis, and an emotional and spiritual exploration of the quotidian aspects of daily life. Sullivan's compositions employ exuberant color and expressive mark-making to transform the personal into the universal.
Sullivan's recent paintings frequently employ fluid watercolors and ink drawings; the artist considers the creation of these works a meditative process. Through her physical manipulation of her materials, Sullivan becomes fully present with her immediate surroundings—flowers, her cat, the kitchen table and other household items, objects, scenes and memories. All of these objects become vessels for feeling and symbolic meaning in the artist's work.
Jennifer Sullivan’s diaristic paintings are a form of psychoanalysis—as well as an emotional and spiritual exploration of the quotidian aspects of daily life. The artist’s work in painting evolved out of her work in autobiographical performance and video. Featuring exuberant color and expressive mark-making, Sullivan’s compositions are manifestations of her psyche that transform the personal into the universal.