Jackie Fuchs at Gallery 444
Week long show. Opening on Friday night.
Jackie Fuchs was born in Brooklyn, New York. She began her career as salon owner, colorist and stylist. In the 90’s she went back to school and earned a BFA in Art Education, Film and Psychology, from UMass, Amherst and went on for a Master’s degree in Education from Smith College. She has taught Art and TV Production in NYC and has been part of the artist community in Provincetown and the Hamptons for over 30 years. In addition to being a prolific sculptor, Jackie recenlty began to explore paints and collage. Her work is colorful and whimsical with each piece presenting like a freeze-frame in a movie or book.
I create the space (or environment if you will) first. With two architectural classes under my belt, I proceed to paint one and two point perspectives. I then collage the room with mid-century furniture, wall art, and sometimes a pet. It comes together like a puzzle for me. I never premeditate the work. Before I glue anything down I arrange and create a scene. The heads are my personal depiction of the Modigliani paintings. Visiting the Barnes Foundation back in November triggered my childhood memories and passion for the long necks. My work evolves organically. It is as if I am channeling a story that I don’t remember consciously though I am always cutting magazines in preparation for the next work of art. I feel very close to the people in my collages. The stories are mine, and yet the appeal is universal.