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"...Jane Sherrill's powerful acrylic "Looking Up" features a giant of a tree. Armored in bark with a 3-D presence, it zooms toward the sky, biceps bulging, in two hefty panels — strangely delicate but, in the aggregate, as persistent as an upended train on rails of air."

Review of Beauty, History and Transience: The CAA's Annual Members Prize Show by James Foritano, Artscope, March/April 2017.

 

"Sherrill is an accomplished painter of the ocean, and recently has moved on to icicles. She is also a scholar of light and shadow, in short an artist who is in awe of the world."

The Somerville Times presents Conversations in Bloc 11 Cafe: Jane Sherrill, Interview with Doug Holder, The Somerville Times, September 5, 2015.

 

Interview with Fallon Leigh O'Brien on the blog Fallon's Daily Toast 8/11/2015.

 

"A Jane Sherrill seascape tends to impress the viewer with her ability to portray the range of color that exists within the water and her capacity to depict the potency of the ocean’s chaotic movement. Sherrill manages to capture the strength of the sea’s current, the structure of its undulating waves, as well as the smaller water droplets that make up its entirety. Also notable are the wonderful, scenic cloudscapes that she creates. The tension in Sherrill’s artworks often suggests ways in which opposites exist in conjunction with one another in Nature and how mankind coexists with environmental threats."

Interview with Pamela Rosenblatt for the online literary magazine, Wilderness House Literary Review, September 2014, Vol. 9, #3.

 

"Wonderfully dynamic and energetic representations of the ocean in all its temperaments, with crashing waves, roiling tempests, turbulent skies – and sometimes more placid states – in vivid forms and colors."

Review on the blog Boston Arts Diary, May 5, 2013

 

"Paintings depict an area affected by hurricane" by Cathleen Twardzik, The Somerville News, November 28, 2012, Vol. 41, No. 47

 

"Jane Sherrill: An artist who likes to tear paper" by Doug Holder, The Somerville News, December 8, 2010, Vol. 39, No. 49

 

Watch the interview. Janet Cormier interviews Jane Sherrill, "Art @ SCAT," Somerville Community Access Television, Wednesday, January 27, 2010.

 

Colored pencil on torn woven paper, Another Shade of Grey blog, December 28, 2007

 

Jane Sherrill Drawings, thesmartfish blog, December 17, 2007

 

"...Paintings such as these seem to suggest a sense of mournful desperation and a possible hazardous future on the horizon for the freedom and democracy the flag is supposed to stand for. However, others give a sense of hope through the use of bright accent colors, which shine like a ray of sunlight bringing new possibility to the badly damaged, trampled and mistreated emblem of America..."Reclaiming the Flag" is a powerful and thought provoking exhibit well worth visiting... It will cause [viewers] to reexamine notions of patriotism and what the flag truly means."

"Arts & Life: Reclaiming the Flag" by Chad Cid-Hogan, The Mass Media, April 9, 2007, Vol. XLI, No. 24

 

Joyce The Voice interviews Jane Sherrill, "The Voicemobile," WMFO Radio,
March 28, 2007

 

"...Sherrill said that as an old leftist, it has been difficult to resolve her awkward relationship with the flag, which she had associated with ... the love-it-or-leave-it brand of patriotism. ...she asked herself questions like, "What is wrong with loving one's country? and What is wrong with identifying with one's country?"

"City Hall Flag Exhibit Flying" by Neil W. McCabe, The Somerville News, June 16, 2004, Vol. 34, No. 11

 

"Human" at Sacramento Street Gallery, Cambridge MA
Critic's Picks, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, January 10, 2003

 

"Our hands hold within [them] amazing powers: the possibility of reaching far, exploring and the God-like ability to create. 'Human,' the current exhibit at the Sacramento Street Gallery,... explores those possibilities through a series of paintings and sculptures by Jane Sherrill..."

"'Human' explores spiritual side of people" by Marcos Benhamu, Cambridge Chronicle, January 8, 2003

 

"Retrospective" at Gallery Equus, Boston MA
Picks of the Week, The Boston Tab, Sept. 29, 1992