The painted memories of Jerome Carlin
June 1, 1993 § 2 Comments
By NANCY BOAS
Art of California
Jerome Carlin’s autobiographical paintings are an exploration of memory and emotion. The source of Carlin’s series is a collection of family photographs dating from the 1930s and 1940s in Chicago.
“I came across quite a few family photographs my mother had carefully saved. I found them enthralling. There was somehing about the strong memories — the emotions that they brought back. Looking at the photographs I could remember the time, the place, the people. The color just came quite naturally — remembering it or the way it felt.”