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Jane K. Starks
East Fork Frio River, Winter

2006

$6,500

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Jane 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 photographs or preliminary sketches, in the media of gouache (opaque watercolor) and watercolor. About her work, Jane Starks states: "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—sense and nonsense. Illusion, the vehicle of painting, is a powerful lens to reality. I hope my paintings serve as a record of the solitude and beauty of the diminishing wilderness under our domain." Although Jane Starks was reared in California, her adult years were spent in Dallas where she raised two children. An MFA from SMU in 1999 followed degrees in archaeology from California State University at Long Beach and a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin. This is gouache on Somerset paper. The overall dimensions, including the frame, are 32 1/4 x 46 1/4 inches.

Details

  • Creator
    Jane K. Starks (1951, American)
  • Creation Year
    2006
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25.5 in. (64.77 cm)Width: 40.13 in. (101.94 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 184141stDibs: LU2572361763

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