Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) is a third-generation artist, distinguished in his own right as a contemporary realist painter. Many of his works reflect the innate beauty of the Maine and Pennsylvania landscape and wildlife or depict important individuals and cultural events in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. However, others are more dramatically Avant-guarde, transmitting the artist’s raw response to humanity through cropped and contorted multimedia compositions.
Born in Wilmington, Delaware (near his family home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania), Wyeth spends a substantial portion of his time on the Maine coast, where the landscape and local inhabitants serve as subjects for his work. He paints in a combination of mediums with tactile surfaces. Jamie's works are marked with a portrait-like intensity, whether they depict people, animals, architecture, objects, or the continually unfolding interaction between mankind and nature.
The exhibition, Recent Paintings, compliments the concurrent Jamie Wyeth show at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with some of Jamie’s more quizzical subjects. The paintings in our show are recent and among the artist’s favorites; however, the timing of the exhibition and abnormal, somewhat scandalous quality of the imagery perhaps omitted these paintings from the Huntington Avenue show. Paired with the exhibition at the Museum, the viewer can grasp a full breathe of the artist’s œuvre, from enchanting articulacy to sardonic rapture. The exhibition features ten recent paintings and will be on view during the month of July 2014.