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Jill D. Lear
updated: 11/06/2013
website: www.jilllear.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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34° 24' 49.45 N  119° 41' 38.15 W Moreton Bay Fig SB II (20130327) (9-panel
Untitled (2012)
34° 02' 55.00 N 118° 29' 39.55 W  LM MBF VII (20130612) 9-panel
48° 52' 42.83 N 2° 18' 27.20 E (20110930) Monceau II
34° 01' 39.99 N  118° 30' 44.96 W   Erythrina Caffra XXIX  (20111012)
34° 04' 18.50 N  118° 24' 11.71 W MBF BH VIII (20120926)
34° 04' 20.12 N  118° 24' 13.85 W MBF BH X (20120925)
34° 02' 55.00 N  118° 29' 39.55 W MBF LM II (20120927)
Jardin du Luxembourg V (20100629)
Quercus Rubra Triptych
Untitled (20101109 AW)
Untitled (01262009)
40* 53' 59.31 N  73* 54' 41.76 W  (Copper Beech 11142008)
40* 53' 59.25 N  73* 54' 43.86 W  (WH4 12142008)
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, abstract, landscape, obsessive
 
 
34° 24' 49.45 N  119° 41' 38.15 W Moreton Bay Fig SB II (20130327) (9-panel  by Jill D. Lear
34° 24' 49.45 N 119° 41' 38.15 W Moreton Bay Fig SB II (20130327) (9-panel
Mixed media on panels on paper
2013
66" x  90"  x 2" 
Untitled (2012) by Jill D. Lear
Untitled (2012)
Mixed Media on Paper
2012
41.25" x  30" 
34° 02' 55.00 N 118° 29' 39.55 W  LM MBF VII (20130612) 9-panel  by Jill D. Lear
34° 02' 55.00 N 118° 29' 39.55 W LM MBF VII (20130612) 9-panel
Mixed Media on Paper on panels
2013
66 " x  90 "  x 2 " 
48° 52' 42.83 N 2° 18' 27.20 E (20110930) Monceau II by Jill D. Lear
48° 52' 42.83 N 2° 18' 27.20 E (20110930) Monceau II
Mixed Media on Paper
2011
50 " x  38.25 " 
34° 01' 39.99 N  118° 30' 44.96 W   Erythrina Caffra XXIX  (20111012) by Jill D. Lear
34° 01' 39.99 N 118° 30' 44.96 W Erythrina Caffra XXIX (20111012)
Mixed Media on paper
2011
38 " x  50 " 
34° 04' 18.50 N  118° 24' 11.71 W MBF BH VIII (20120926)  by Jill D. Lear
34° 04' 18.50 N 118° 24' 11.71 W MBF BH VIII (20120926)
mixed Media on Paper
2012
30" x  41.25" 
34° 04' 20.12 N  118° 24' 13.85 W MBF BH X (20120925)  by Jill D. Lear
34° 04' 20.12 N 118° 24' 13.85 W MBF BH X (20120925)
Mixed Media on Paper
2012
41.25" x  30" 
34° 02' 55.00 N  118° 29' 39.55 W MBF LM II (20120927)  by Jill D. Lear
34° 02' 55.00 N 118° 29' 39.55 W MBF LM II (20120927)
Mixed Media on Paper
2012
30" x  41.25" 
Jardin du Luxembourg V (20100629) by Jill D. Lear
Jardin du Luxembourg V (20100629)
Charcoal/Acrylic on Paper
2010
26 " x  41 " 
Quercus Rubra Triptych by Jill D. Lear
Quercus Rubra Triptych
Charcoal, Acrylic on Paper
2010
50"" x  67.5"" 
Untitled (20101109 AW) by Jill D. Lear
Untitled (20101109 AW)
Watercolor on paper
2010
15 " x  9 " 
Untitled (01262009) by Jill D. Lear
Untitled (01262009)
Watercolor on Paper
2009
22 " x  30 " 
40* 53' 59.31 N  73* 54' 41.76 W  (Copper Beech 11142008) by Jill D. Lear
40* 53' 59.31 N 73* 54' 41.76 W (Copper Beech 11142008)
Charcoal, Acrylic on Paper
2008
29.5 " x  41 " 
40* 53' 59.25 N  73* 54' 43.86 W  (WH4 12142008) by Jill D. Lear
40* 53' 59.25 N 73* 54' 43.86 W (WH4 12142008)
Charcoal, Acrylic on Paper
2008
30 " x  40 " 

Artist Statement

It starts with a single tree in the landscape; assigned its latitude and longitude.  Then the investigation begins.  A transcription of not only the experience of being in and thinking about Nature, but also about the way in which we process the world around us, literally.

From the particular, the place itself:  a topographic study involving measurement, proportion, negative space, positive forms. To the general: the idea of the thing rather than the thing itself, territory, light, space, sound. 

Then, by subtraction, painting the experience of being there, letting only the major lines and colors of the landscape remain until, like the tree, its significance survives.  A kind of modern map of an old world. And like maps, the paintings invite investigation into their white spaces by what they suggest and by what they hide.

 

Artist Bio / CV
Jill D. Lear www.jilllear.com Solo Shows: 2010 Space and Place, Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX,  Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, IDGroup Exhibitions 2011 Signs on the Road, Winkleman Curatorial Research Lab, NY NY,  2010 Speak for the Trees, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID 2009 Speak for the Trees, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID 2009 Glyndor GAllery, Riverdale, NY, Arbores Venerabiles  2008 Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, TX, Paper  2008 Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID  2007 Painting Governor’s Island, New York, NY 2004 Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID, Expressions 2003 Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Paper 2002 Wright State University Art Galleries, Dayton, Ohio. Drawing from Perception IV, Juried by Graham Nickson.  Collections Wright State University Art Galleries, Dayton, Ohio Kelley & Maggie Taber Collection, Shoreline, Washington Philip Isles Collection, New York, New York Awards and Residencies 2010 Yaddo, Saratoga SPrings, NY, art residency 2006 The Drawing Center, New York, NY, Accepted into Viewing Program and Artist Registry 2002 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, Partial Fellowship 2001 Wright State University Art Galleries, Dayton, OH. Merit Award. Purchase Award. Drawing From Perception IV Bibliography 2003 Marisa S. Olson, “’Paper’ at Hosfelt”, Artweek, October 2003 2003 Zyzzyva, Volume XIX No.3, Winter 2003 2002 Jud Yalkut, “Linear Observation”, Impact Weekly, Dayton Education 1998 New York Studio School, New York, New York 1986 B.A. English/French Medieval Literature Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas