Opening April 13th: "Learning About Light," a solo show in Santa Fe.

"Learning About Light: October." Ink on wood panel, 16" x 20".
"May You Find the Sublime." Ink on birch round, approx 5.5" diameter.

Join me at the opening on April 13th, 5-7pm, at Iconik.

I'll share an innovative series of recent ink and mixed media paintings on wood in the show “Learning About Light.” Drawing inspiration from the natural and the mechanical, this work assembles a unique vocabulary of patterns, textures, and color to create an abstracted language for the residue of seasons, synesthesia, and hope.

Show is on view April 13th - June 4th, 2018.

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This Land Was Not Made for Angels

By Jacks McNamara | November 13, 2016

Ask if your country is addicted to forgetting this land is not America it is stolen from people who are still alive and fighting. Ask if you country is addicted to forgetting rivers are living things we are living things we are not weapons or numbers or usernames we are animals and animals need clean … Read more

Making Magic and Getting Organized

By Jacks McNamara | September 22, 2016

It’s been an amazing month. The inspiration has been increasing exponentially, and I’ve been painting almost every night. The more I paint, the more ideas emerge – about texture, colors, meanings, marks – and the deeper and more layered my paintings become. As I move towards my goal of becoming a professional working artist, I’ve … Read more

There are Worlds in Every Accident, Every Risk

By Jacks McNamara | September 12, 2016

There are Worlds in Every Accident, Every Risk   on creating 8 paintings in 11 days. The internet broke today. Thank god. Its absence drove me into my studio, where I fished blindly through a stack of watercolor paper and until I chanced on a painting of sea lavender I started 5 years ago. I … Read more

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