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jake longstreth.

March 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Summer of ’87. Acrylic on canvas 20″ x 20.” 2007.

Perhaps one of the reasons I’m drawn to Jake Longstreth‘s paintings of suburban landscapes is because I grew up in a rural neighborhood that was the product of suburban sprawl. My childhood consisted of standalone stores, hideous business parks, in-ground neighborhood pools, and massive empty parking lots — sounds lovely, right? It’s not that I adore these eyesores but rather the sense of comfort they provided, signs of life if you will. And as Longstreth demonstrates, even this bleak landscape can prove to be a source of inspiration.

View more of his paintings, here.

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Posted by: kimberly phillips · Tags: art · artists

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