Jean Jack has been painting images of buildings in the landscape for close to forty years now since studying at the Arts Students League in New York City. In Jack's paintings, it is the relationship between landscape and structure which she finds so fascinating and which serves as the initial departure point for the work. A “sense of place” is established in each piece as the buildings fit themselves into the landscape, and the sky fills in the spaces between the two. Images of housing are so appealig because they are an immediate necessity in our lives, a metaphor for who we are, who we wish we were, and where we want to be. Jean Jack has a talent for presentingthese many layers of meanings in a few deft strokes of color, or a few carefully chosen shapes. Perhaps most importantly, Jack conveys the quiet dignity of these architectural shapes as she rearranges them, tries them out from different perspetives, composes them in varying color relationships, and emphasizes the specific beauty of different forms.
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