GR2 Convolvere – Jack Long 6/21/07 – 7/16/07

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Convolvere art show opening

Jack Long at GR2

Sponsored by Scion

June 21 – July 16
Reception: Saturday, June 21, 6:30 -10:00

2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 445-9276

Giant Robot is proud to host Convolvere, an art show featuring the work of Jack Long.

Jack Long grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania and received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002. Painting in oils on wood, his work explores human relationships in a narrative setting. His paintings draw heavily upon the tradition of storytelling, often utilizing motifs and imagery found in mythology and fairytales. Now based in Los Angeles, he says, “I feel like people think of their lives in this way, relating moments in their lives to fairytales or mythology. My paintings have grown out of this; they reveal the deeply rooted patterns of storytelling, mythology, and mysticism in our lives.”

For the show, Long is preparing at least 30 oil paintings on wood. Most of them will utilize a new plant motif as well as an extended color palette in his effort to depict man’s relationship with others, nature, and society.