Jane McClintock "Times Square Reflections IV"

Amos Eno Gallery

poster for Jane McClintock "Times Square Reflections IV"

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This is a break from Jane McClintock's previous three shows which focused on the reflections of advertisements, broadcasts, and LCD tickers in Times Square, and it is a return to a subject that inspired her 25 years ago: water towers.

This is also the 25th anniversary of McClintock’s exploration into the subject of reflections, which began with a show in the fall of 1983. Her inspiration is found all around New York City and she has been a constant observer and unique documentarian of this juxtaposition of old and new, abstract yet realistic, unpredictable improvisation set within the straight lines of the “grid.” The wooden water towers that dot the city’s iconic skyline are magically rendered by McClintock—a true master of the nuances of watercolor. Mirrored by modern office towers nearby, and still recognizable as what they are, the warped images transmit the liquidity and fluid nature of what is contained inside. Like looking at a collection of clouds on a summer day, the pictures allow viewers to discover different visual elements for themselves.

Begun as photographs shot in daylight, McClintock formally crops the images to produce elegant compositions of shape and color. After completing detailed studies on paper, the artist builds up layer upon layer of sheer paint, creating a depth one usually associates with oils. Warm, exquisitely rendered lines and forms are expertly built up into rich, velvety colors until they extract a virtuosity of technique. McClintock’s style is as breathtaking as her images.



from September 30, 2008 to October 25, 2008

Opening Reception on 2008-10-04 from 16:00 to 19:00


Jane McClintock

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