Clockwise from Top Left:
The Times (detail), Acrylic on canvas, 40” x 30”, 2011;
Boston Rooftops, Acrylic on canvas, 40” x 30”, 2014;
Melcher Street II, Acrylic on canvas, 40” x 30”, 2013;
Melcher Street I, on view at Factory 63, Melcher Street
Fort Point, Acrylic on canvas, 40” x 30”, 2012;
Hood, Acrylic on canvas, 40” x 30”, 2012;
For Melinda, Acrylic on canvas, 40” x 30”, 2013
The Artist with her dog, Shorts
“There can be no understanding between the hand and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator.” - Metropolis, 1927
Urban landscape artist Jodie Baehre is inspired by great American cities’ architecture. She is particularly interested in architecture constructed between the American Civil War and the Great Depression, including the designs of Henry Hobson Richardson, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Louis Sullivan. Her work is also an underlying homage to her years studying as an industrial designer and printmaker, blending her fascination for applied process and the aesthetic beauty of design. Baehre’s urban landscapes often depict industrial or abandoned areas of the city, iconic landmarks, and unique architectural views. She also proclaims a magnetizing interest in American signage, billboards, and drive-in movie theatre structures
Baehre is inspired by the work of famed American painter Edward Hopper, and the more recent monochromatic industrial, Italian-born artist, Valerio D’Ospina. Hopper paints silent moments and unique lighting, both important in Baehre’s work, while D’Ospina captures the pulse of the city in a rich, dark, and seductive manner. Baehre is also is drawn to the intricately patterned “woman in bedroom” paintings of American artist Karen Ann Myers and the hand-painted, gold leaf signs of Josh Luke of Best Dressed Signs in Boston, MA.
As the co-founder of the non-profit artist organization, Glovebox (glvbx.com.), Jodie has been in over 30 exhibitions in Boston including The Big Picture at Atlantic Wharf Gallery in Boston, MA, a sold-out solo exhibit at Lord Hobos in Cambridge, Boston by Boston at Twelve Chairs, and the Glovebox Spin Show, in which her work was featured in the Boston Metro. Her work is on permanent reserve at the Boston Public Library, permanent exhibit at Factory 63, and she has three works in State Street Bank's permanent collection (as of 2015.)
Baehre grew up in Buffalo NY (Go Bills!), the Queen City, known for it’s iconic architecture. She now resides with her husband and French bulldog in Boston, MA.