Jack Spencer

b. 1951 Kosciusko, MS
I think what I was trying to do in “This Land” was to increase my awareness of the land we live on. The purpose of the body of work is to make people more aware of what a remarkable country that we live in on this little speck of a planet that’s floating around out in the universe.
Circus Tent
Circus Tent

Legendary photographer Jack Spencer is best known for his portraiture and scenes of the American South. His manipulated photographs, while reminiscent of paintings by American realist artist Edward Hopper, possess profound tranquility and spiritual presence. His most recent series uses the entire nation as source material, originating as a response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Through 13 years, 48 states, and 80,000 miles, Spencer constructed an immense visual archive of wild and sublime landscapes, straightforward small-town storefronts, and scenes from everyday life. His works radiate a sensory magnetism wherein eerie fog, blistering heat, and humid breezes are not only seen but felt. Spencer’s images reveal that the mythical “frontier” of America--at once vast and mundane, diverse and mysterious, beautiful and damned--is still alive and present.

Jack Spencer was born in Mississippi and resides in Nashville. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions in United States, Germany, and Mexico. Monographs of his work have been published by the University of Texas, LSU, and Vanderbilt Press and 21st Editions. His work is featured in the collections of Berkeley Museum of Art, Berkeley, CA; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; The Brookings Institute, Fairfax, VA; Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC; Emory University, Atlanta, GA; First Tennessee Bank, Lebanon, TN; Goldman Sachs & Company, Memphis, TN Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC; Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX; Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, NM; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS Morris Museum, Augusta, GA; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH; Pearl Corporation, Tokyo, Japan; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA Sir Elton John Photography Collection, Atlanta, GA, and the Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN.

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Circus Tent
Circus Tent
Clearing
Clearing
White Deer
White Deer
Birds 22
Birds 22
Reyes
Reyes
The Winter Room
The Winter Room
Winter Trees
Winter Trees
Pacifica
Pacifica
Desert Train
Desert Train
Lancaster Swan
Lancaster Swan
Al Little In The Field
Al Little In The Field
Delta Road
Delta Road
Gin House
Gin House
Abandoned School Bus
Abandoned School Bus
Tetons In Fog
Tetons In Fog
Moonfall
Moonfall
One Tree
One Tree
Night Road Oregon
Night Road Oregon
Werner Fog
Werner Fog
Oak
Oak
McCabe, Nashville, TN
McCabe, Nashville, TN
Oregon Silo
Oregon Silo
Yellowstone River
Yellowstone River
Red Church
Red Church
Dark Horse
Dark Horse
Buffalo Tetons
Buffalo Tetons
Circus Tent
Circus Tent
pigment print on archival paper, 27x40
2014
Clearing
Clearing
pigment print on archival paper, 32x47.75
2006
White Deer
White Deer
pigment print on archival paper, 30x35.5
2007
Birds 22
Birds 22
pigment print on archival paper, 32x44.5
2007
Reyes
Reyes
pigment print on archival paper, 41.75x55
2019
The Winter Room
The Winter Room
pigment print on archival paper, 41.74x61.5
2019
Winter Trees
Winter Trees
pigment print on archival paper, 40.75x52.5
2019
Pacifica
Pacifica
pigment print on archival paper, 40x60
2019
Desert Train
Desert Train
pigment print on archival paper, 41x49.25
2019
Lancaster Swan
Lancaster Swan
pigment print on archival paper, 44x59
2016
Al Little In The Field
Al Little In The Field
pigment print on archival paper, 37x54.5
2014
Delta Road
Delta Road
pigment print on archival paper, 32x44
2014
Gin House
Gin House
pigment print on archival paper, 32x44
2013
Abandoned School Bus
Abandoned School Bus
pigment print on archival paper, 41x57
2014
Tetons In Fog
Tetons In Fog
pigment print on archival paper, 32x46
2005
Moonfall
Moonfall
pigment print on archival paper, 33x45
2007
One Tree
One Tree
pigment print on archival paper, 32x44
2014
Night Road Oregon
Night Road Oregon
pigment print on archival paper, 32x44
2017
Werner Fog
Werner Fog
pigment print on archival paper, 36x44.5
2008
Oak
Oak
pigment print on archival paper | 37.75x54.75 | $4500
2019
McCabe, Nashville, TN
McCabe, Nashville, TN
pigment print on archival paper, 38.75x45.5
2019
Oregon Silo
Oregon Silo
pigment print on archival paper, 43x58
2014
Yellowstone River
Yellowstone River
pigment print on archival paper, 28x42
2005
Red Church
Red Church
pigment print on archival paper, 28x31.5
2006
Dark Horse
Dark Horse
pigment print on archival paper, 27.75x32.25
2005
Buffalo Tetons
Buffalo Tetons
pigment print on archival paper, 28x36.25
2007

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