Deep South Art : Jack Spencer

Are you sick of my art cravings yet? Yeah, me too. Lately I’ve been all about Rauschenberg and Walker and Knox and I simply can’t be sated . . . I’m at it again, squirreling away little notations on my favorite artists and their best pieces for when I win the lottery.

Another one who captured me a while back, and whose beautiful tome Native Soil I gave to my hubb for Father’s Day, is Jack Spencer. Any one of his pieces would perfectly suit that blank kitchen wall I keep fretting about . . . there’s something so lonely and visceral and painful and yet good about his portrayal of life in the South.

Jack Owens, by Jack Spencer

Baptismal Candidates, by Jack Spencer

Gar Fish, by Jack Spencer

World Watchers, by Jack Spencer