Here & There
October 10th – December 7th
Tops Gallery is pleased to present Here & There, an exhibition of six paintings by Jered Sprecher.
The works in this exhibition have been selected for their relation to the space of the gallery. The paintings find echoes in the manhole cover skylight, concrete walls, columns, recessed spaces, and sledgehammer crafted doorway. The show is a call and response between the paintings and the space and the temporal nature of both.
Sprecher starts with source material derived from his regular collecting of ubiquitous images and visual leavings. From the fast paced exchange of images and forma that flood the global culture, Sprecher extracts images that confoundingly resonate with vital meaning. In his paintings these images are slowed down, recontextualized, and transfigured.
The selection of paintings for this exhibition span the past four years. Circles, holes, graphic darks, saturated color, rough hewn form, and refined edges mingles in pairings that are both solid and slipping through the viewer’s grasp at the same moment. Both here and there.
Jered Sprecher (born 1976 in Lincoln, Nebraska) received his MFA from the University of Iowa and is currently an associate professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He was the recipient of a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2009 and was an Artist-in Residence at the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX in 2013. Sprecher has had one person shows this year at Gallery 16 in San Francisco, Staple Goods in New Orleans, and Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston.