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Jered Sprecher, Furniture of the Universe

Jeff Bailey Gallery
625 West 27th Street, 212-989-0156
March 21 - April 21, 2007
Reception: Thursday, March 22, 6 - 8 PM
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Jered Sprecher paintings of faceted forms and crystalline structures are both linked and fragmented. Large and small, intimate and vast, they are part of an expansive framework of disperse elements.

Sprecher views each painting as both image and object. Like markers along a road, they serve as modes of communication, separate parts of a visual journey that reveal a fuller story over time. Citing the writings of W. G. Sebald, Sprecher likens his choice of imagery to a process of hunting and gathering, or intelligent wandering. Disparate imagery accumulates and the paintings form a dialogue with one another.

Global employs a faceted geometry, in the midst of definition, yet near a precipitous point of coming undone. In Redux, the largest painting in the exhibition at 96×72 inches, a small detail of a cut diamond is amplified to the point of having little reference to the source material. Color and shape seem to multiply, creating a large, window-like point of entry and departure.
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