Jered Sprecher is a hunter and a gatherer, constantly accumulating images produced by the world around him. Segments of this collection of images then emerge in his paintings. The works show images revealed as fragments in the midst of change, destruction, redefinition, and restoration; his paintings are caught in a “still” moment of change.
Responding to contemporary information-saturation, where it is increasingly difficult to trace the heredity of images online, and images flow at speeds that make contemplation difficult, Sprecher extracts visual elements that resonate with a sense of vital meaning. He uses a wide language of marks and images to describe what humanity has in common, whether humor, mortality, or a yearning to understand the beyond.
Jered Sprecher lives and works in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has had solo exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York; Gallery 16, San Francisco; Stephen Zevitas Gallery, Boston; Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles; and the Knoxville Museum of Art. His work has been exhibited at The Drawing Center, New York; BAM, Brooklyn; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park; Des Moines Art Center; Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga; and Espai d'art Contemporani de Castelló. He is a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient and was an Artist-in-Residence at the Chinati Foundation. Sprecher received his MFA from The University of Iowa and is a Professor in the School of Art at the University of Tennessee.