For me art has always been an interdisciplinary practice. I have made object portraits, soundscapes, music videos, paintings that look like drawings, digital photographs that look like paintings and aluminum reliefs that look like collage. Many of these works were created in basement studios in Manhattan. Seeking balance, I also painted watercolors outside when I traveled.
Since relocating to seventh- floor space In Greenpoint five years ago,
I have focused on drawing and painting the changing waterfront below. While it is a sad to see so many high-rise buildings replace older structures, the neighborhood still resonates with history.
Jerry M. James
Director of Teaching and Learning
The Center for Arts Education, NYC
The School of Visual Arts, NYC
Art Studio 711
67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222