JERED SPRECHER: THE HOLLOW THAT ECHOES
March 27 - May 29, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 7pm-10pm
Gallery Protocol is pleased to present The Hollow that Echoes, an exhibition by artist Jered Sprecher. Employing a traditional format and materials, Sprecher’s use of non-traditional colors, imagery and paint application combine to create paintings charged with the urgency and immediacy of our digital era. Painted in oil and acrylic on canvas, Sprecher’s images come pre-loaded with glitch, fragmentation, and artifact - anticipating their own degradation as soon-to-be jpegs. Like the drum or resonant cavity which the title suggests, Sprecher’s paintings are a taut membrane, echoing and vibrating between the great, historical tradition of image making and its rapidly unfolding future.
Jered Sprecher was born in 1976 in Lincoln, Nebraska and spent his childhood in Houston, Texas and Kansas City, KS. His work has been exhibited at 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. In 2009, he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Most recently he was the Artist-in-Residence at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas. He currently lives and works in Knoxville, Tennessee where he is part of the faculty of The School of Art at The University of Tennessee.
(Below are photos from the Opening Reception)