Jack Spencer: An Overview June 6 — July 12, 2008

Somewhere along the back roads of small towns dotting the Louisiana and Mississippi landscape was Jack Spencer, a self-taught photographer, searching for beauty. Driving through forgotten towns, lush bayous, overgrown cotton fields and weathered porches filled with the sound of authentic country blues, Spencer watched and listened, always looking for that one moment that inspired him to take a picture. His photographs illuminated a singular mood, person or place, exposing us to the raw beauty etched into the faces and landscapes in the South, as he returned time and again to his subjects, peeling away layers, offering us a glimpse at another facet of their character.

Native Soil, published in 1999, showcased a photographer who clearly recognized that to document a place, one has to abandon preconceived notions and accept scenarios that unfold. Religion, music, spirituality, leisure and loneliness were all prevalent, as Spencer drove along rural southern roads in search of beauty and mystery. He continued this quest in Mexico, a place known for its ceremonies and cultural history, in his series, Apariciones. Through the landscape and its people, Spencer revealed a Mexico full of secrets – secrets that fueled his images with a richness and power that is unquestionable, offering open narratives for interpretation.

This Land images are gelatin silver prints with mixed media glaze available 20 x 24" and 30 x 40" in editions of 15 and 10, respectively. The 20 x 24" prints are $2500 to $4500 and 30 x 40" prints are $4500 to $12,000, depending on how many have sold in the edition.

The Mexico images are gelatin silver prints painted with oleopasto available 20 x 24" in editions of 40. Prices range from $2200 to $3800, depending on how many have sold in the edition.

The Native Soil images are gelatin silver prints available 20 x 24" in editions of 50 for $2800 to $5500, depending on how many have sold in the edition.. Certain pieces are available larger. Please call for price quotes on specific images.

Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

Jack Spencer
An American House, Northern NE, 2003
Jack Spencer
Anna, Mexico, 2000
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Balloon Seller, Mineral De Pozos, Mexico, 2000
Jack Spencer
Bridge Over Bayou Teche, Breaux Bridge, LA, 1996
Jack Spencer
Buffalo, Santa Fe, NM, 2004
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Cooter in the Corn with Horn, Coila, MS, 1996

sold out

Jack Spencer
Cooter with Glass, MS, 1995
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Cumberland no. 11, Cumberland Island, 2007
Jack Spencer
Cumberland no. 11, Cumberland Island, 2007
Jack Spencer
Glacier Road, 2003
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Gladys and Mother Behind Clothesline, NC, 1998
Jack Spencer
Gussie's Magnolia, LaGrange, TN, 1997
Jack Spencer
Hombre Sin Tiempo, San Miguel, Mexico, 2002
Jack Spencer
Horses, Badlands, SD, 2003
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Iris and Horse Apples, 2006
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Iris in Forest, 2006
Jack Spencer
Junebug with Tire, Como, MS, 1995
Jack Spencer
Man with Fish, Como, MS, 1995

sold out

Jack Spencer
Maria-De-La-Luz, San Miguel de Allende, 2001
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Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2000
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Nebraska, 2007
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Razor Blade, Clarksdale, MS, 1998
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Sheldon Church Ruins, SC, 1998
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Snow Ponies, Mexico, 2006
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Three Ballerinas, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2000
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Two Wild Horses, Cumberland Island, 2007
Jack Spencer
White Horses, MS, 1997
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Woman with Broken Umbrella, Sieta Reales, 2000
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Woman with Rose Bush, 2000
Jack Spencer
World Watcher, 2004
Jack Spencer
Yellowstone River, 2005