Jack R Slentz

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Jack R Slentz Blue Tube

Blue Tube
- Aluminum sign material (outdoor reflective aluminum sign material) , 2014
24 x 24 x 24 in
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Skill and serendipity are the hallmarks of Jack R. Slentz.  Perhaps best known for his wooden sculpture, where single green hardwood blocks are chosen for their color, grain and imperfections.  A violent tool like a chainsaw is used with scalpel precision and as the green wood dries, unplanned, but hoped for, changes occur as the grain shifts and cracks appear.  A new and visually different body of work, the fetish-like forms of rubber, steel and occasionally wood, continues the combination of the expected and unexpected.  Rubber inner tubes are introduced into the hand-forged steel armatures, manacles and wooden sculptural supports and then inflated.  The resultant shapes suggest the exaggerated biomorphic human form constrained and straining against the bondage of metal and wood.  Slentz’ curiousity of how materials perform and transform when put to other purposes are evidenced by his use of ‘virgin’ reflective sign material, cut and reshaped into three-dimensional forms bound with hog rings.  The deep penetrating colors literally radiate into space.

Slentz received MFA degrees from both the University of Arkansas and the University of Memphis.  He is also the recipient of numerous awards in the United States and his work is in the permanent collections of the Yale University Art Gallery, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Smithsonian Institute and the Museum of Art and Design in New York among many others.

EXHIBITIONS

The Santa Fe Art Project - Part 3 - Curated by David Richard Gallery
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - Sunday, November 6, 2016
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DALLAS ART FAIR
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Sunday, April 17, 2016
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DR PROJECTS: JACK SLENTZ, CHRIS COLLINS, TIM COX
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - Saturday, February 20, 2016
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Jack R Slentz Blue Tube Blue Tube
Aluminum sign material (outdoor reflective aluminum sign material)   2014
24 x 24 x 24 in
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SLEJ8657
Jack R Slentz Dog Leg (small white) Dog Leg (small white)
Recycled plywood and wire   2015
6.25 x 6.25 x 6.25 in
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SLEJ8885
Jack R Slentz Dog Leg_ Pair Dog Leg, Pair
Aluminum sign material (outdoor reflective aluminum sign material)   2008
12 x 12 x 12 in
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SLEJ8878
Jack R Slentz Dog Leg_ Wall Dog Leg, Pair Wall
Aluminum sign material (outdoor reflective aluminum sign material)   2008
12 x 12 x 12 in
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SLEJ8879
Jack R Slentz He_s a little bit off He's a little bit off
Rubber and Hemp   2009
8 x 8 x 8 in
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SLEJ8881
Jack R Slentz Highway Man Highway Man
Steel and rubber   2015
31 x 12 x 11 in
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SLEJ8928
Jack R Slentz Out of shape Out of shape
Recycled plywood and wire   2008
13 x 13 x 13 in
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SLEJ8884
Jack R Slentz Six X Six X, small
Plywood and hemp   2009
7.25 x 7.25 x 7.25 in
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SLEJ8882
Jack R Slentz Stocks
Wood and rubber   2016
8 x 11.5 x 4.5 in
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SLEJ9561
Jack R Slentz The wrong way round (red and black) The wrong way round (red and black)
Recycled plywood and wire   2008
16 x 17 x 17 in
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SLEJ8883
Jack R Slentz X (sm) X (sm)
Rubber and Hemp   2008
14 x 14 x 11 in
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SLEJ8880

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Jack R Slentz

Jack R Slentz

Jack R Slentz Description

Skill and serendipity are the hallmarks of Jack R. Slentz.  Perhaps best known for his wooden sculpture, where single green hardwood blocks are chosen for their color, grain and imperfections.  A violent tool like a chainsaw is used with scalpel precision and as the green wood dries, unplanned, but hoped for, changes occur as the grain shifts and cracks appear.  A new and visually different body of work, the fetish-like forms of rubber, steel and occasionally wood, continues the combination of the expected and unexpected.  Rubber inner tubes are introduced into the hand-forged steel armatures, manacles and wooden sculptural supports and then inflated.  The resultant shapes suggest the exaggerated biomorphic human form constrained and straining against the bondage of metal and wood.  Slentz’ curiousity of how materials perform and transform when put to other purposes are evidenced by his use of ‘virgin’ reflective sign material, cut and reshaped into three-dimensional forms bound with hog rings.  The deep penetrating colors literally radiate into space.

Slentz received MFA degrees from both the University of Arkansas and the University of Memphis.  He is also the recipient of numerous awards in the United States and his work is in the permanent collections of the Yale University Art Gallery, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Smithsonian Institute and the Museum of Art and Design in New York among many others.

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