This previous week, I learned about Jered Sprechers work, "a plane is the Pocket in the Corner of the mind". He created this painting after his residency at Chinati foundation in Marfa, Texas. As human,
"Remembering is one of our valued abilities...without it, each moment in the present would be divorced from preceding moments, and perception would no longer lead to conception." ( themes of contemporary art, Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel, pg.157 )
Jered's memory of his experience in Texas, the galls and the passion flower influenced this work greatly. The first image triggered in the mind by the painting was the abstract nature of the picture plane. It required a second look to notice the representation Jered used in his painting. Also in his notes, he referenced Barnett Newman, an abstract expressionist and one of the foremost of the color field painters, "Barnett Newman’s Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow, & Blue IV comes to mind as a painting where the body and eye scan and relate to the actual-sized canvas" (thefinch.net , 2016) This is inherent here, the notion of the body in relation to the eye scan versus the scale of Jered's painting.
Jered Sprechers, A Plane is a Pocket in the Corners of the Mind, oil on canvas, 2014
Hi there, I'm an MFA candidate at Georgia Southern University. I enjoy creating and when I'm not, cycling is the therapy. Have a good time reading.