Jered Sprecher at Gallery Protocol

Jered Sprecher's exhibition at Gallery Protocol gave us a chance to spend some time with Sprecher's provisional yet carefully crafted paintings. A wall of twenty-seven small paintings provide insight into Sprecher's approach to painting. In a Studio Critical interview Sprecher said
Paintings usually start from two different places. Some paintings begin with a found image, something like a quilt, gemstone, graffiti, architectural photograph, or child’s drawing. These source materials are starting points for the paintings. I paint from these source materials to find a way to understand the original image or object and my attraction to it.
The other way that paintings start is less structured and often results from taking left over paint and applying it to empty canvases. It is a strange mix of thrift and feeling around in the dark, trying to find a painting.  
There's an openness to the small works, the shift from a found image to a glob of paint is slow and weightless. Lily Kuonen writes about this show for Burnaway and focuses on Sprecher's additive and subtractive approach to image and painting, check out the review here.

Jered Sprecher

Jered Sprecher
Jered Sprecher

Jered Sprecher




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