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Jack Slentz

b. 1963, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Selected Collections

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

Arts and Science Center of Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR

Capitol Art Collection, New Mexico State Capitol, Santa Fe, NM

Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

George Washington University Library, Washington, DC

Hendrix College, Conway, AR

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY

New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR

University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, AR

Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

 

Selected Exhibitions

2011 Turned & Sculptured Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition WEST, Santa Fe, NM

Los Angeles Art Show, represented by del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Tuff Stuff, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

Jack Slentz Intersection, Box Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Spotlight on Wood, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Faculty Exhibition, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM
Collectors of Wood Art Forum, Scottsdale, AZ

2007 42nd Delta Exhibition of Paintings & Sculpture, Little Rock, AR

Informed Abstraction in Contemporary Craft, University Gallery Center for the Arts, University of Wisconsin, La Cross, WI
7th Sculptural Wood Exhibit, American Art Company, Tacoma, WA
Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL
Beyond The Basket, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Turned & Sculptured Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006 The 5th International Fiber Biennial, Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

Jack Slentz, Mainsite Contemporary Art, Norman, OK

2005 New Sculptural Works, Read-Johnson Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Masters in Wood Art 3, Finer Things Gallery, Nashville, TN
Artists' Reflections, Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA
Turned Wood-Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004-05 Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition, New York, NY

2003-04 Selected Works, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003 Collectors of Wood Art Forum, Santa Fe, NM

2002 Creators/Collectors, Baum Gallery of Fine Art, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

Small Works on Paper, Purchase Award, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR and touring
Turned & Sculptured Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2000-02 Defining Craft I: Collecting for the New Millennium,
Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY
Figge Museum of Art, Davenport, IA

2001 Against the Grain: Turned & Sculpted Wood, International Museum of Art & Science, McAllen, TX

Redefining Craft, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
Turned Wood - Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
National Summer Faculty Invitational, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2000 Arkansas Arts Council Juried Competition, Visual Arts Fellowship Recipients 2000, Little Rock, AR
Redefining Craft, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY
Horizons 2000, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT
Living with Form: The Horn Collection of Contemporary Crafts, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Wood Works, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
4X Invitational Art Exhibition, Hendrix College, Conway, AR
Collaborators, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1998-2000 Turned & Sculptured Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999 Collector’s Choice, Collectors of Wood Art Forum, Chicago, IL

From Every Angle, Arkansas Artist Registry, Arkansas Arts Council, Little Rock, AR
Forms in Wood, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
The Arkansas Art Exhibition, Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, AR
Forest Puzzles: Jack Slentz and Robyn Horn, Pine Bluff, AR
Turned Wood - Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Turned Multiple, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
Selected Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997-99 Delta Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, First Place (1999), Little Rock, AR

1998 Art Exhibition, Juried Competition, Hot Springs Civic and Convention Center, Hot Springs, AR

Faculty Show, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

1998 Evolution in Wood: Invitational, Arrowmount School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

allTURNatives: Form and Spirit, Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA
In Collaboration With…, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
Annual Exhibition, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, TX
Collaborators, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
15th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Regional Craft Biennial, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Solo Exhibit, Arkansas River Valley Art Center, Russellville, AR
Best of Tennessee Crafts, Tennessee Association of Craft Artists, Nashville, TN

1997 Mid-South Turned Objects Invitational, University of Arkansas, Rock, AR

Solo Exhibition, University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, AR
Solo Exhibition, Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, AR
Awarded the Rude and Daphne Osolnik Woodturning Scholarship, Arrowmont School of Craft and Design, Gatlinburg, TN

1996 Master Thesis Show, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR

1995-96 Student Competitive, Juried, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

1993-94 Intercollegiate Competition, Arkansas River Valley Arts Center, Russellville, AR

 

Selected Publications

2006 "Fiber in Philly", Fiberarts, Interweave Press, Loveland, CO, Sept./Oct. Vol. 33, No. 2

2005 3-D art/techne, New Mexico Artist Series, Brandauer, Aline-Fresno Fine Art Publications, LLC, Albuquerque, NM

2003 Wood Art Today: Furniture, Vessels, Sculpture. Meilach, Dona. Schiffer Publications, Westchester, PA.

2002 Scratching the Surface, Art and Content in contemporary Wood, Michael Hosaluk, Guild Publishing, Madison WI

2001 "A History of The International Turning Exchange", Terry Martin, Woodwork, No. 67

"Collecting a Life: John and Robyn Horn",Werner Trieschmann, American Craft, Winter

2000 Turning Wood Into Art: The Jane and Arthur Mason Collection, Suzanne Ramljak, Michael W. Monroe, Abrams Publishing, New York, NY

1999 Living With Form: The Horn Collection of Contemporary Crafts, Robyn Horn, Bradley Publishing and Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

Contemporary Turned Wood: New Perspectives In A Rich Tradition, Ray Leier, Jan Peters and Kevin Wallace, Hand Books Press, Madison, WI

2000 Defining Craft, American Craft Museum, New York, NY

"Collector’s Choice at SOFA Chicago", Terry Martin, Woodwork, No. 64
"Turning Wood into Art", Arthur Mason, American Craft, August/September

1999 "The Strong, Silent Type", Leslie N. Peacock, Arkansas Times, July 23

1998 "Thesis Works at U of M: Daring, Arresting, Engaging, Unsettling", John Weeden, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, May 14

"Craft Exhibit To Feature Works by Regional Artists", Arkansas Democrat Gazette, February 19
"Let’s Blend the Sight Together", Leslie N. Peacock, Arkansas Times, Little Rock, AR, May 29
"A Different Show: Fine Arts Center Exhibition Draws Variety of Artists", William Kerns, Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Lubbock, TX, January 11
Regional Craft Biennial, The Arkansas Arts Center, Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AR

1998 "Enter the World of the Fantastic", Daniel Guilloux, Turning Points, Philadelphia, PA, Vol. 1, No. 3

"Masters of the Lathe Turn Up at George School", Victoria Donohoe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 12
"WTC Connection", Turning Points, Philadelphia, PA, Vol. 11, No. 3

 

Artist’s Statement

My work has the appearance of being rather crude and primitive. Its beauty comes from the purity and simplicity of form that is emphasized by showing the mark of the tool. The ideas for my artwork come from every day objects, things that we notice and take for granted. Some of the everyday forms I use, as points of departure, are manhole covers, storm grates and seedpods. Other images I draw inspiration from are spears, shields, masks and primitive tools. Their forms and surfaces have a repetition that creates a sense of rhythm and movement.

These repetitive forms, patterns and textures move me in a very contemplative and spiritual way. I draw influence from these objects, and my work is an abstraction of them, allowing the viewers to use their imagination and respond from a gut level.

A number of the pieces I make represent a duality or struggle within the self, where one can be loving, caring and nurturing and at the same time mean, hateful and destructive. This reflects the love/hate dichotomy, which is the backbone of much of my work. As one of my collectors once said, “Your work has a sort of...from hell and back quality”, which I agree is my visual representation of life’s struggle.

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