New paintings by the artist Bill Jacklin at Marlborough Gallery in NYC

artwork: Bill Jacklin - "Hot Legs, Times Square , NYC", 2011 - Oil on canvas, center panel: 78 x 60 in. / 198.12 x 152.40 cm., left & right panels: 78 x 30 All images © Bill Jacklin - Courtesy Marlborough Gallery, New York.


NEW YORK, NY.- Marlborough Gallery announces that an exhibition of new paintings and a steel wall-hanging by the artist Bill Jacklin, entitled Bill Jacklin: Recent Work, New York, on view through the 17th of March. Jacklin, born and raised in London, has lived and worked in New York City and Rhode Island since 1985. The subjects of the 30 oils on canvas and one COR-TEN steel sculpture exhibited are taken from visual encounters specific to New York City. The scenery of New York has inspired Jacklin since his arrival in the city. His past work has explored such landmarks as Grand Central Station, 57th Street, Roseland Ballroom, and Coney Island, among others. In the majority of Jacklin’s paintings, emphasis is on the essence of place, on the sensation of being in an environment rather than on the topography and details of the setting itself. In this exhibition, the multiple renderings of specific locations, such as Times Square, Little Italy, and the Rockefeller Center skating rink, allow the viewer to revisit these spaces. Yet placing these scenes in time is nearly impossible, as if it is only the memory of the location that is actually being depicted.