Mr. Jecxz focuses on the landscape. The scale of his work is quite large and dramatic and makes his compositions considerably more compelling than if you were to evaluate them online.
The title of each work doesn’t include a location, which is appropriate since they seem to occupy spaces in the mind that might differ for each viewer.
For example, the kinetic Contemptuous Seas might have been captured in Maine, or northern Canada, or perhaps someplace overseas, but that isn’t what is timeless about the piece.
All of Mr. Jecxz’ images seem to recall a private experience or time that each viewer can relate to in some individually unique way, perhaps according to a cherished memory. Return contemplations of Leaves in Brackish Water reveal that indeed water is an important element in the image, but it isn’t what you first notice. Or perhaps it is. You seem to recall the scene, or maybe you’ve been there – but the thing is that the image is an especially beautiful embodiment of your recollections.
The moody Stream to the Sea straddles both worlds, perhaps of the nearby Jersey shore or quite possibly someplace very far from here. Torn Ice Leaf poetically communicates the damp frostiness of a mid-autumn morning that we’ve all experienced and put away in our memories.
Each piece is exceptionally well-produced, right down to the 8-ply matboard and the signature embossing that Mr. Jecxz favors. As an image to be displayed in a living area, each excels in different ways, but none would be ignored by a visitor, and all easily occupy large wall spaces of virtually any color.
In the middle room the gallery is currently showing samples of several artists’ work. The luminous black-and-whites of nationally-collected artists Daniel Jones, Chip Forelli, and Madagascar-based Pierrot Men are on display, along with color images from Pennsylvania photographers Matt Dallos and David Bazzel.
A current exhibition of images focuses on a sampling of owner Dan Hugos‘ recent travels in Bosnia and Croatia.