Jered Sprecher, Still We Move, is an exhibition of large format paintings created between 2010 and 2014. These paintings were guided by the artist's urge to form a delicate balance between instability and stability. Shapes, forms, and colors in these paintings are unmoored yet hold together, searching for a type of harmony in dissonance.
"Sprecher constructs each painting by integrating Digital Age tools and virtuoso brushwork. Computers, copiers, and printers enable him to acquire and prepare selected images beforehand—in some cases adjusting and filtering them to the point at which they become ghostly remnants of the original. Intermingled with a broad range of abstract passages, this imagery is transferred onto canvas by hand through a meticulous, intuitive, and labor-intensive process. Inch by inch and layer by layer, he applies pigment in translucent veils, stenciled grids, feathery-light linear skids, irregular dabs, and serpentine drips. The resulting compositions possess a transitional character—at close range, rich surface details are optically dominant while from a distance opalescent hues command greater attention, conveying a degree of luminosity reminiscent of digital monitors."
Stephen Wicks, Chief Curator, Knoxville Museum of Art
JERED SPRECHER's paintings, drawings, and installations focus on the fleeting images and objects that surround us. His work has been exhibited at Knoxville Museum of Art, The Drawing Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Chinati Foundation, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Des Moines Art Center, Hunter Museum of American Art, and Espai d'art Contemporani de Castelló. He is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Challenge Grant. In 2013, he was the Artist-in-Residence at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. Sprecher lives and works in Knoxville, TN, where he is a Professor of Art at The University of Tennessee.