Sunday, September 11, 2011

Paul Scott Malone joins Jack Art Gallery

Art serves as life's shadow reality, its conscience. Art lurks in allwyways and byways ready always to let us know that the beliefs we consider firm and faithful may have misplaced their righteous natures somewhere along the way. It reminds us that someone must always be plodding along behind the crowd scanning for that lonely face of truth, which turns away from the false principles we so often embrace. The artist, therefore, must be a steadfast sojourner, prepared to show us again and again the proper human path ... or at least something close to it.

Check out our interview with Paul, and his extensive portfolio of vibrant abstracts HERE!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Atlanta artist Helen Crawford joins Jack Art Gallery

I paint moments of inner fiction.

sometimes like this:

A line in the sidewalk stretches to the end of the grass.
A tightrope wire strings me along. If I move my hips this way, I teeter.
If I move my hips that way, I totter. The ground pulses with color.
Sometimes I carry you with my body, out of balance and humming about:

concrete sea
cradle figure
color field
body ground

I begin with stories. A place becomes a protagonist and a scene. With thick brushstrokes, thin washes over time and pencil lines, I play with adjacencies of color, form and line to create paintings of familiar places and situations.

Helen is an artist, registered architect, visiting professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, and mother. She received her fine art and architecture degrees at Parsons School of Design in New York City, and Princeton University. She has provided commentary regarding fine art, architecture and urbanism for NPR, Metropolis Magazine, and The New York Times. In 1994, she was named “30 Artists: 30 and Under” by The New York Times Magazine.

Check out Helen's work on Jack Art Gallery.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Virginia Erdie joins Jack Art Gallery

With a strong background in psychology, science fiction, creative writing and drawing/painting, I have developed a portfolio of imaginative and somewhat satirical artwork over the past 29 years.

As I am more and more fascinated with the chaotic beauty and design of this physical universe, I am currently more interested in the underlying subtleties that our senses cannot detect.

These subtleties are lurking just beyond the unconscious mind and I am attempting to capture that beauty and chaos on canvas and wood.

My embellishment studio classes at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and my printmaking studies at The Maryland Institute, College of Art, inspire me to incorporate found objects and texture into my current work.

I now possess a powerful ambition to create larger installations. I have learned that it is nearly impossible to deny myself of these creative obsessions.

Check out her body of work at Jack Art Gallery.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Leslie Barlow joins the Jack Art Gallery portfolio

Jack Art Gallery is proud to welcome Leslie Barlow to our portfolio.

Leslie's artwork is made up of large-scale figurative oil paintings. She is in the process of experimenting with creating smaller works that reflect the same attitude and passion of her larger pieces.

Her current body of work investigates the obsession with sexualization and attractiveness in American culture, and how this influences gender roles and stereotypes. There is ambiguity and tension in her paintings, and this in junction with her bold, colorful painting style begs the viewer to be drawn into the work. Leslie intend the viewer to see the relationships of the figures in her paintings and to compose a narrative that suggests isolation, wonder and confusion, and sexuality. From this, inevitably the audience’s own insecurities and knowledge about gender roles and society will surface when confronted with her work. She takes a lot of influences from pop-culture, art history, relationships, and other related sources. Overall, the conversations and narratives that can be drawn from her paintings are definitely her favorite part about being an artist.

Leslie lives in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has a studio space that she works in at The Fallout artist co-op and she is the PR and Strategic Communications intern at The Soap Factory contemporary art gallery, both of which are also located in Minneapolis.

Check out her work!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

New Artists added to Jack Art Gallery

Jack Art Gallery is pleased to announce the arrival of three new artists to our online portfolio. We welcome you to visit our portfolio and enjoy the talents of each. Click their names below to learn more.

KATHLEEN BOSELL - Georgia painter

TERRY SCOPELLITI - Georgia Photographer

KARL KEENAN - Alabama Painter

Friday, March 18, 2011

Valeria Jean Marcus joins Jack Art Gallery

For Valeria, painting has become a way to express inner feelings with shapes, lines and color. She finds interest in painting abstract as much as she does drawing the human form. What remains constant in all that she does is the attempt to master illusion without making her paintings realistic for the human eye, but to feel a emotion, whether it be joyous or somber.

Sharp brushstrokes are obvious at times, while subtle lines disappear through the use of color. The final conclusion in each painting is often the spectators opininon which inner mood is dominant througout the aesthetic piece of art. Therefore, Valeria's art is in a nutshell, abstract with represential elements.

Check out her work at

Monday, March 7, 2011

John Mazaheri joins Jack Art Gallery

Iranian-American artist, John Mazaheri, recently joined the growing portfolio of artists at Jack Art Gallery.

In the past few years John has mostly painted oil on canvas and has done drawings with pen, ink, and watercolor. John has always loved and practised abstraction, but sometimes his work does not seem truly abstract simply because the inspiration comes from nature. John loves indeed the sky, the horizon, deserts, mountains, but his intention is not to represent them in a conscious way. John just want to express his feelings and sensations, which are definitely of spiritual source. One may call John's works abstract landscapes.

John did his high school in Paris and studied art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts (Paris) from 1970 to 1976. He graduated with a degree in printmaking (equivalent MFA) and taught this art at the College of Decorative Arts and French at the French Institute in Tehran for several years; then he moved to the United States with his family in 1984, after having earned a Master’s degree in French literature from Aix-en-Provence, France. In 1989, John got his Ph.D. in French from Brown University. He has taught at Auburn University in Alabama since then. John regularly participate in juried shows in America.

See John's work at