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Women, The Standard Bearers

A solo exhibition of work by Jacques Fabert
April 8 - May 31, 2006

The Bucks Gallery of Fine Art is pleased to present "Women, The Standard Bearers", a solo exhibition of work by artist Jacques Fabert. Born in Paris, France in 1925, Fabert studied at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. He arrived in the United States in the early 60's and to Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1972. Using a classical palette and charged by his own physical energy Fabert's paintings bring into focus the universal mystery that is woman. Within his large oil canvases we see figures forged from the artists imagination interacting in a mysterious almost dreamlike space. He draws the viewer into the work catching his subjects in moments of interplay. Inspired by Jacques Fabert's own personal journey, the most recent work explores themes of friendship and unconditional love. It is the artist's belief that women are nature, the bearers of life, and the embodiment of love. During the months of April and May, twenty-eight new paintings and renderings by the artist will be on display in the gallery.

Jacques Fabert currently lives and works in Buckingham, PA where he has shared a studio with his wife Bonnie Mac Lean for over thirty years. His paintings have been exhibited widely for over 50 years and can be found in private and public collections all over the world. Fabert has taught drawing and painting at the Princeton Art Association and also privately at his own studio. Prior to this he taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California and also at the San Francisco Academy of Art.

His work has been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. He is listed in the Who's Who in American Art and the Who's Who and Men of Achievement. The Bucks Gallery of Fine Art invites you to celebrate Jacques Fabert's life accomplishments on Saturday April 8th from 6pm to 10pm.

"From her heaven and earth came to be"
Jacques Fabert 2006

Artist Statement

The artwork generated to represent nude woman suggests a mirror effect of reality, however it also provokes fundamental emotions.

The effects of a painting are not the simple consequence of labor and time with which it was created. The viewer must feel or consider that the work created itself.

Paintings regardless of style or artistic intention are at first "motor images" for the mind. These images cause flux and responses at variance with everyday reality. For example, the painting generated is the representation of a nude woman...it then suggests a mirror effect of reality. However it also provokes the rise of fundamental emotions, causing the unstable dream world of the imagination to see that which at first was not scene.

The painted suggested presence of her nudity confronts a void. Represented in images of art, the nudity of her body confronts and expresses a universal mystery and conveys intuitive messages where the unexpected is revealed - ultimately to celebrate the superb quality of existence and gift of life. From her heaven and earth come to be.

Jacques Fabert 2006

 

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