Vibrant paintings of daylight and moonlight landscapes, figures, and still lifes captivate the eye and spirit in the first publication of Roz Jacobs’ work. Covering 10 years during which she began serious exploration of time and memory, many of the paintings in this volume were made in southwestern France. As this rural area has been changing for the past 20 years, Jacobs has been capturing in paint the eternal qualities of the light, air and landscape that attracted the Impressionists and Fauves before her. Grounded in European tradition, she brings her unique tactile approach, creating lush semi-abstract paintings. The paintings reflect a deep understanding of light, space, and composition and are a feast for the senses.
Roz Jacobs’ recently collaborated with Laurie Weisman to create The Memory Project, a multimedia installation that explores the relationship between loss, memory and the creative process. Jacobs’ mother, a Holocaust survivor, narrates the art installation with riveting testimony about her brother and their attempt to escape from the Warsaw Ghetto. The Memory Project is currently touring museums in the US and internationally.
Memory Project installation photos together with photos of Jacobs painting accentuate the point that the title of this volume makes—that Jacobs invites the viewer into her process.
Jacobs studied with the late Norman Raeben at his Carnegie Hall studio from 1973-1978. Raeben, the youngest son of Sholom Alechem, studied with George Luks and Robert Henri, members of the Ashcan School. Jacobs has also written screenplays, designed sets and written books for children. She resides in NYC and part of the year in southwestern France.
Format: Paperback, 112 pages, 48 color plates, Publication Date: November 2010,
Book Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.25 inches, Shipping Weight: 8.6 ounces
Price: $30 US Dollars