Jean Jack studied with Marshall Glazier and Leo Manso at the Art Students League in New York City. Her paintings have won numerous awards from an impressive roster of judges including Will Barnet. Jack takes the relationship between landscape and buildings as the initial departure point for the formal investigations of the paintings. The buildings fit themselves into the landscape and the sky fills in the spaces between the two. In the traditional regionalist parlance, the way this triangle of specifics interrelates is called a ‘sense of place'. Perhaps most important, Jack conveys a quiet dignity of these architectural shapes as she rearranges them, tries them out from different perspectives, composes them in varying color relationships, and emphasizes the specific beauty of certain forms. One feels that she becomes close to her subjects the way other artists grow attached to their human models.
Directed by Lamia Lazrak with Cinematography by Sean Thomas
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