Jeremy Mann — one of America’s leading contemporary painters — continues his ascent with an electrifying display of recent work.
 
Sixty oils and sketches comprise Jeremy Mann’s newest solo exhibition at John Pence Gallery in San Francisco. Mann continues to evolve as an artist, with cityscapes and figurative works that could well inspire Hollywood’s next dystopian blockbuster. Several cityscapes, such as “Another Night Through Storms” and “New York #11,” hypnotize and pull the viewer in with strong orthogonal lines and a rhythmic array of mark-making.
 


Jeremy Mann, “New York #11,” 2015, oil on panel, 48 x 48 in. (c) John Pence Gallery 2016

 
In “New York #11,” the eye finds visual interest and points of focus in a sea of blue, black, and white through dabs of red that recede into the distance. Forms and structure become more clearly delineated in other oils such as “Sunset by Union Square.” Mann displays a broad range of abilities with “Cathedral,” a magnificent landscape representing a sunbathed mountain peak skimming the clouds.
 


Jeremy Mann, “The Garden,” 2015, oil on panel, 36 x 24 in. (c) John Pence Gallery 2016

 
Complementing the show are Mann’s figurative works, in which female models emerge among fragmented and abstracted spaces. These figures show calming, graceful poses and expressions that give harmony and balance to their kinetic settings.
 


Jeremy Mann, “A Long Abandoned Dream,” 2013, oil on panel, 48 x 48 in. (c) John Pence Gallery 2016

 
“Jeremy Mann” opened on August 26 and will continue through October 1.
 
To learn more, visit John Pence Gallery or Jeremy Mann.
 
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Andrew Webster
Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.

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