By way of The Pardee Collection…

We present to you artist JIM WORK:

Barn by Jim Work

Born in 1944, Jim Work is an artist with a developmental disability whose large-scale drawings celebrate the American highway system and vernacular architecture of the rural Midwest. Like the grid system of the surrounding rural landscape, Work’s drawings are very linear and orderly. In contrast to the chaotic, fast-paced nature of urban sprawl, his highways and surrounding landscapes are barren of automobiles or people. He imposes the starkness and isolation of his own surrounding landscape and small-town life on urban landscapes. From Work’s simple reality of small-town rural life, he imagines the excitement and complexity of the American highway system that leads to faraway, unknown places.


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