James E. Case
"I’m interested in breaking down form into simple shapes and colors, while still staying true to what I’m observing. There’s a lot of ground in between representation and complete abstraction, and my work reflects my own indecision about where it rests in relation to those two. That middle ground for me tends to be somewhat clumsy, but in many ways that seems a more honest representation of my life than either extreme."
2013 Boston University, MFA Painting, Boston, MA
2012 Anderson Ranch, Printmaking Workshop, Snowmass Village, CO
2008/9 Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT
2008 University of Connecticut, BA English
2007 Palazzo Rucellai, Florence, Italy
2014 New Work, Stephen Score Gallery, Boston, MA (upcoming)*
2013 New Talent, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
MFA Thesis Exhibition, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA
2012 Recent Paintings, Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA*
Second Year MFA Fall Student Exhibition, Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA
Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston MA
Press and Paper, Sherman Gallery, Boston MA
2010 Crossing the Bridge, Hygienic Gallery, New London, CT
AWARDS / EXPERIENCE / PRESS
2013 "Show Stoppers: Boston Art Schools Showcase Graduate Thesis Exhibits";
Boston Globe Boston University Teaching Assistantship, Intro to Printmaking, Rhoda Rosenberg
2012 Boston University Teaching Assistantship, Advanced Drawing, John Walker
Boston University Teaching Assistantship, Intro to Printmaking, Debra Cornell
Anderson Ranch Printmaking Scholarship, Boston University
I have drawn and painted materials for as long as I can remember, fascinated by their beauty and ability to evoke disparate emotions. Much about them is paintable—the color, texture, and, of course, their woven or printed designs. For this exhibit, I focused on color and movement - the way cloth flows over surfaces, forms volumes or lies flat - fabrics as visual aspects of landscape from the foreground to the horizon. I paint subjects I live with, know, and love.
Jean Hannon Douglas
Jean Hannon Douglas draws like a master, applies paint like an angel, chooses colors you want to wrap yourself in, and is as selective as a magician in what she reveals.
Jean has been painting her whole life. And it shows. She has had a superb academic training but avoids being didactic. Everything she does rests solidly on her extraordinary ability to draw, yet her paintings are remarkable for their freedom and what they manage to leave out. There are places for the eye to rest and the spirit to breathe. The dry brushwork owns the lightness of watercolor, but dazzles with the brushy paint surfaces and texture of oils.
It ‘s amazing how she gets her beloved fabrics to sheath a body, clad a cliff, flow like water and open above us like a sky. There is a sense of the near and the far.
These are bravura performances. Come and touch them with your eyes!