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J. Fiber is the moniker for the work of husband/wife team James Esber and Jane FIne, who, after ten years of working together, have developed complimentary aesthetics that build a true collaborative work. The two artists often challenge each otehr playfully and seemingly effortlessly, producing an intriguing and thoughtful dialogue.
This exhibition is being presented in conjunction with their residency at the Central City Artist Project in Central City.
Salvage, 2008, ink, acrylic and colored pencil on paper, 40 x 28.5 inches
The drawings of J. Fiber, made with poured acrylic, colored pencil, graphite and ink are small worlds, rife with drama and conflict. The child of a fireman and an abstract painter, Fiber is no stranger to passion and risk-taking. Ruggedly masculine passages bump against petite strings of flowers; turgid forms push into bosomy mountains; and little boys with guns wear bows in their hair. Images of sex and violence are everywhere subverted by feminine decoration. J. Fiber describes the creative process as a curiously potent struggle between two sides of the self, where decision-making can be as fraught as an old married couple’s argument over whose turn it is to do the dishes.
An interview of J.Fiber by Jim Supanick featured in The Brooklyn Rail:
Cap n Boy, 2008, ink, acrylic and colored pencil on paper, 27 inches x 23 inches