Jane Irish: Interview

Jane Irish, Museo di Casa Martelli, 2013, gouache on Tyvek, 24 x 21 inches (cour
Jane Irish, Museo di Casa Martelli, 2013, gouache on Tyvek, 24 x 21 inches (courtesy of Locks Gallery)

Gordon Stillman interviews painter Jane Irish whose show Faience and Firenze was recently on view at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia.

Stillman introduces the interview by noting: "I am drawn to the way Irish works, painting en plein air and creating her own source material to remake on ceramics and large canvases. This allows her to re-see, and therefore rework older material to make it new again––to make the past relevant in a new way to the present and to develop new connections between people and places. The work in Faience and Firenze consisted of en plein air paintings from Florence, ceramic bowls, and several larger canvases painted with the natural light in her studio."