The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Exhibition of recent paintings, pastels, and collages by Yvonne Jacquette opens at DC Moore Gallery
Yvonne Jacquette, Whitney Museum Under Construction II, 2013. Oil on linen, 49 x 71 inches.
NEW YORK, NY.- DC Moore Gallery is presenting Yvonne Jacquette: The High Life, an exhibition of recent paintings, pastels, and collages featuring the aerial views that define the artist’s practice. Working from initial pastel sketches done on-site, Jacquette’s drawings and meticulously rendered paintings featured in the exhibition, illuminate the landscapes and cityscapes that encompass her life: New York City, Maine, Colorado, Rome, and Tuscany. A catalogue with an interview by Lilly Wei accompanies the show.

Jacquette uses her distinctive bird’s-eye view to arrange powerful compositions, depicting well-known buildings, bridges, and neighborhood intersections with an acute attention to architectural detail, or identifying rural scenes subject to the dangers of encroaching civilization. Following a trip to Hong Kong in 1990, Jacquette began incorporating composite viewpoints into her work, realizing she could better express the city’s many layers of complexity by creating new spatial configurations through multiple perspectives. Since then, she has continued to base her paintings on pastels made from direct observation, enlivening them with heightened color, persistent repetition, and manipulation of light, scale, and perspective.

In “What the Ground Looks Like: Yvonne Jacquette and Perceptual Realism,” Bill Berkson writes, “Jacquette’s realism is, so to speak, ‘time-based.’ The glimpses it evokes are intermittent, prolonged or quick. In layered nanoseconds, the picture’s light of moment appears elaborate and dense. Painted into the present, it keeps, as Jacquette says, ‘a contemplative kind of time.’”

Jacquette’s compositions encourage a meditative act of looking. Views are fluid and changeable, based on intuition, chance, and the fleeting nature of perception. “I’m not painting reality but what I’m perceiving and what I enjoy perceiving,” she says. Her use of light simulates selective memory, accentuating portions of a scene that become natural focal points. Whether they are rural or urban, done from the vantage point of an upper floor of a building or a helicopter in flight, her works evolve from her intense methodical process – looking, sketching, remembering, and finally rendering with pastel and paint.

In 1983, The St. Louis Art Museum held Jacquette’s first major museum exhibition. A comprehensive traveling retrospective, Aerial Muse: The Art of Yvonne Jacquette, originated at the Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, in 2002. In 2008, the Museum of the City of New York organized Under New York Skies: Nocturnes by Yvonne Jacquette, shown concurrently with Street Dance, an exhibition of her late husband Rudy Burckhardt’s photography.

Yvonne Jacquette lives and works in New York City and Searsmont, ME. Her work is included in many public and private collections, including those of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Brooklyn Museum, NY; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH; Columbus Museum, OH; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.



Today's News

January 8, 2014

Exhibition at National Air and Space Museum traces decade of Rover discoveries

Bavaria proposes law change after spectacular Nazi art trove discovery late last year

Museum of Contemporary Art's Board of Trustees unites to raise endowment to over $100 million

Dali's Elephant and Angel trumpet success of the Impressionists at Bonhams

Work Order, Change Order: Group exhibition opens at Mitchell-Innes and Nash

First ever solo exhibition by Kosovar artist Sislej Xhafa in the United Kingdom on view at Blain/Southern

Exhibition of recent paintings, pastels, and collages by Yvonne Jacquette opens at DC Moore Gallery

Czech-born businessman Zdeněk Bakala appointed as new Trustee for Design Museum

Award-winning memorabilia on offer at Bonhams Los Angeles salesroom on January 26

Dr. Pedro Moura Carvalho appointed Deputy Director for Art and Programs at the Asian Art Museum

Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show: New fair to debut in conjunction with the LA Art Show

Japanese art exhibitions during New York's Asia Week celebrations announced

Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair returns to London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square

The San Francisco Foundation names Soo Kim winner of the 2013 John Gutmann Photography Fellowship

Stephen Knapp's work featured in "New Light" exhibition at Polk Museum of Art

Half Sung Face by Matthew Oates opens at Station Independent

Two print shows in January at Manhattan Graphics Center

Original Vince Lombardi Trophy comes home to Newark

World first exhibition showcasing ancestors of Tyrannosaurus rex at the Australian Museum

Artists announced for Jerwood Makers Open 2014

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Neanderthals and humans were both living in Europe for between 2,600 and 5,400 years

2.- First major exhibition to explore the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy opens at LACMA

3.- Carlo Mollino's idealized vision of the female form in new book published by Damiani/Crump

4.- Tate Britain displays works by Frank Auerbach from the collection of Lucian Freud

5.- In grave robber territory, locals abuzz over Alexander-era tomb; Largest of its kind ever discovered in Greece

6.- Lambert Collection opens an ambitious project housed at the Sainte-Anne Prison

7.- Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore announces the first 18 artists in the CCA Residencies progamme

8.- Historic Kings Theatre is transformed into major New York Performing Arts venue

9.- Thirteen's American Masters Series co-produces new documentary about photographer Dorothea Lange

10.- Sotheby's New York to offer 548 Edward Weston photographs as a single lot this September



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site