"Number, Numbest One", painted in the mid-sixties, is being exhibited in AD2012, Art and Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries, at the Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama, from March 15-March 18. All proceeds benefit the Boston Architectural College. Here is a link for information: http://ad2021.com/index.html
Here is a link to a blog relating to the article in Boston Home Design magazine featuring Jack's painting "Number, Numbest One." It includes some other images, including one of a young Jack Wolfe in his studio with edge and attitude!. http://blogs.bostonmagazine.com/boston-home-interior-design/2012/02/27/found-art/
A work entitled "Havana", done in 1961, will be exhibited in The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville FL, in ReFocus: The Art of the 1960's, running from January 28 - April 8, 2012. information is available on their website: www.mocajacksonville.org
January 2012: Take a look at the latest "Boston Home" magazine for a home interior featuring one of Jack's large abstractions from the 1960's.
(for sale at Machine Age, South Boston).
In the Studio now: we are showcasing a large painting from the early 70's called "Italia (Siena)". At once soothing, stimulating and intriguing, the work bears sitting with. The surface is suffused with a warm siena tone, with glimpses of vermillion, cobalt, ultramarine and black. Composed of two panels hung one over the other, it soars to more than 8' in height. It creates a sense of immediacy and at the same time a suggestion of landscape. This painting was inaccessible for many years - It is wonderful to view it again.
The Odysseus Project
Jack's work was included in a provocative online exhibit sponsored by the Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences. Two pieces, Roxbury Portrait (1967), and Nam - America, What Are You Doing?! (1972) are included. The curated exhibit presents artists' experience of war and returning home from war.
We are undertaking the long process of compiling a catalog of Jack's decades of extensive work . If you own a Jack Wolfe painting, we would appreciate greatly an image, if possible with the dimensions, date, medium, and title. It can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Jack Wolfe Studio is pleased to donate several paintings to cancer centers in the hospitals which treated Jack during his illness. Chosen for their particularly beautiful and cheering colors, the paintings will give respite and comfort to patients, families, friends and staff. The paintings will hang in the waiting areas of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, and Caritas Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to these providers, and most especially to Dr. Karim S. Malek of Good Samaritan, who cared for Jack during his last two years with utmost compassion and warmth.
Fall 2006: Providence College showed selections from a major series of twenty-four large (6’ x 6’) portraits of Native Americans entitled “Survivors of the American Holocaust.” Also shown were drawings and a video about the artist and the production of the Survivors series, which spanned more than fifteen years.
Jack was released from worldly cares on November 18, 2007 to go to, as he put it in the weeks before he died, “unencumbered space.” He died peacefully at home with his family after a long struggle with cancer. As we mourn his loss, we remember with gratitude his exemplary life and consummate mastery of his art. It was a privilege and honor to have his life touch ours.