Jane Wilson

Fischbach Gallery

Jane Wilson grew up in the heart of the Midwest farm belt, and, for her, nature has long been a subject suffused with meaning. After a requisite stint painting in an Abstract Expressionist style during the ’50s, she turned to gestural landscapes in the early ’60s; she has subsequently developed the genre into a personal vehicle of investigation, exploring the complex correspondences between form and feeling. This show of truly sublime landscape paintings will undoubtedly enhance Wilson’s already fine reputation.

American Light, 1991—a powerful work bringing together the objective face and inner spirit of nature—fairly shimmers with painterly effects. Recalling 19th-century American Luminist landscapes, this work boasts a glorious stretch of sky filled with billowing clouds that reflect the sun’s rays. Wilson’s technique of applying thin layers of oil paint produces surfaces that are so

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