Summer Noise | Jered Sprecher

Summer Noise | Jered Sprecher

8.25 Minutes, detail (One of Six Canvases)

Summer Noise Exhibition: Paintings by Jered Sprecher – Todd Art Gallery, Todd Hall, Room 224A

Professor of Painting, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, School of Art

Exhibition Dates: August 23 – September 11, 2021

Visiting Artist and Reception Date: Thursday, September 2

Jered Sprecher – Visiting Artist Itinerary

“My work is based in an eclectic aesthetic. My paintings extract elements from the high and low of visual culture. This culture and crush of images is in constant flux. My paintings hold no single allegiance but are constantly shifting from one form of representation to another. The paintings function as sources of both inductive and deductive image-making processes. In our day-to-day life, one is seldom afforded the time to comprehend what one is viewing under the barrage of images produced by humankind. I try to grasp a single moment, a glance, a small epiphany. The paintings are haptic documents of these remnants of communication as each one follows its trajectory.”

9 – 11 a.m. – Meetings with upper-division studio students *(15 minutes each)

11 – 11:45 a.m. – Lunch

11:45 a.m.  – Noon – Set-up for Todd Art Gallery Keynote Talk with Q&A and PowerPoint Presentation

Noon – 12:45 p.m. –  Todd Art Gallery Talk, Todd Art Gallery, Room 224A

12:45 – 1 p.m. – Q&A portion of Talk

1 – 2 p.m. – Artist Reception, Todd Art Gallery, Todd Hall, Room 224A

Artist Statement

As an artist, I make paintings that exist in the sliver of space between abstraction and representation. I look to the lived daily experience of the present coupled with the artifacts of the past. My work compresses time into the surface of painting, that old technology. Increasingly flora, fauna, and natural phenomena hold my attention as I wrestle with this imagery that we daily experience through our technology.  Birds, plants, flowers, stones, and fires dissolve into the light of the screen, the digital lens, and the glowing tablet. There is something elegant and tragic about the evanescent light of the screen pressing the image of a delicate flower into one’s memory. Light, flower, and technology are here and also fade away.