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Jane Starks: Plein Air

Reception for the Artist: Saturday, October 26, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, November 2, 11:00 am

Valley House is pleased to present our third solo exhibition of Jane Starks’ paintings. Starks immerses herself in the history and archaeology of the places she loves to paint: wilderness areas of Texas, New Mexico, and Utah. The paintings are begun and completed on site, without reliance on photographs or preliminary sketches, with the media of gouache (opaque watercolor) and watercolor.

Wilderness as well as pockets of wilderness in urban areas draw me in. Through these paintings I want to capture empirically, not romantically, the truth of what I see and how I see it. They are specific to the season and time of day, as well as terrain and vegetation. I wish to deepen as well as heighten the sensations created by looking at a painting, to pull the viewer more intimately into the picture plane, and to create paintings that achieve a striking optical immediacy and reveal a supple painterly navigation between representation and abstraction


October 26, 2013 to November 30, 2013


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